One of the few great things about my job is that if I am off for a weekend, I am really off for a week and a half. My normal days off are Tuesday through Friday. I am off next weekend, Saturday through Monday, and then of course off Tuesday through Friday of next week again, so one work-week of vacation equals eleven days off.
While not EVERY plan I have for my time involves yarn, yes...most of them do. I have too many ideas pouring out of my head right now, and it's about time I got this little side-business of mine off the ground. So here are my plans:
1. Finish the two shop samples. DAMN I can't wait until I don't read that sentence again. But what's funny is that I sound like I'm complaining, but I'm not. Linen stitch is like college...it's long, it's tedius, it's fun every now and again, but the long term end-result is freaking fabulous. So there you have it...I'm enjoying every knit and slip I make.
2. Work out the details of a "Scarf Pattern of the Month" series. For 2012, I wanted to design twelve scarves and sell the package as a series, emailing a new scarf pattern on the first of every month. If you buy all twelve, you get a discount of course, but I will still have all twelve scarf patterns available for purchase online. See, if you are like me, you're either a scarf person, or your know a lot of scarf people so you always have someone to make something for. Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details...I'd love to know if anyone would be interested in this project.
3. Write out the Montana sweater pattern. I may have to buy more yarn and make a size small so I can test my math (as my brother starts cracking up at the idea that I would ever NOT trust my math).
4. Drive to rural Texas to meet a lady I promised to meet. Hey...don't judge.
5. Get more work done on my super-secret project that I know will take me three months to complete. I have actually set a goal of Thanksgiving for this one, but I don't know how likely it is...I may have to recruit test-knitters to finish on time.
6. Take care of myself. I have done just a knockout job of driving my body and mind into the ground, so it's about time I did a U-turn on that one. Yesterday was the perfect end to that cycle...I sent my employees home early because basically, there was a problem of galactic proportions and for the first time since I got there, it really wasn't my fault. I'm not sure I'm ready to bike-commute yet (although I'll feel better about it when I'm in Chicago full-time), but I may just go crazy and go to the gym.
There are a couple of other details in the plan, but these are the main ones. I may have to take a super-duper-long road trip, though...financial details of THAT will be working themselves out in the next day or two.
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