April 2, 2017

lettering my life

it's really hard to keep updating consistently! I'm in awe of bloggers who make such beautiful posts every day. I don't even have enough content to schedule posts in advance, hah.

March 16, 2017

being judgmental

as someone with a pisces sun and a leo moon sign, I am often quick to judge people, especially when I/my subconscious deems them to be harmful to me. I'm trying to make an active effort to remember that everyone is human, with their own set of unique experiences and personality traits that make them who they are. people hurt people for some reason or other; just because they've hurt me doesn't mean that they are a bad person.

I still reserve the right to decide that someone who has hurt me is a bad person. but I want to consider carefully first whether they did it purposefully or accidentally, whether there were other factors at hand, whether I was doing something to hurt them.

on a somewhat but not completely related not, today, for the first time since I started working at my current company, we were asked to submit anonymous feedback for our manager.

March 13, 2017

yarny update!

spent my weekend immersed in the yarny goodness of it all! blocked two projects that have been off the needles for a while. a follow your arrow 2 and a handspun gradient scarf (those are ravelry links!). the shawl is a welcome present for dana, my new housemate. the scarf is mine, or I might give it to my sister.

I also dyed tons of yarn for the shop! not up in the shop yet, but they will be either at the end of this week or next week. there will be lots of peapod sock and some mcn sock, and some of a totally new yarn base. I'm pretty happy with the results and speed of my dyeing...I wish I could have just a bit more stamina so I could dye more in one sitting, though. I can't wait to go through and decide what I'm going to keep for myself, haha. definitely some unicorn stampede...that's the name of the colorway, by the way.

I really want to work hard on our etsy store this year. get more orders! dye more yarn! pass out business cards everywhere! I've been doing that, actually. may need to reorder soon—they go fast! I want this to be the year I make enough revenue to have to pay taxes, heh. and at some point, when I feel comfortable with it again, I want to write more knitting patterns and expand in that direction. or should I go add handspun yarns to the shop first?? so many things to try, not enough time! isn't that always how it goes?

March 1, 2017

fighting for it

now that I think of it, I've spent almost a third of my life fighting just to live. when I add it all up, it's at least eight years...starting from the time I was twelve or thirteen. I had a few good, peaceful years thrown into the middle, and now it's back to fighting. I'll fight hard though; damned if I'm just going to give up.