by Lydia Jacobs on 09/25/13
In order to catch up on my backlog of orders and prepare for the holidays, I am closing my custom order queue for a few weeks until I have thinned down my to-do list. If you absolutely have your heart set on a custom creation, you can contact me to arrange something, but bear in mind that I may not be able to guarantee a delivery date.
So what's keeping me so busy? Well, I'm so glad you asked! (And if you didn't, I'm going to tell you anyway.) In addition to the heap of orders for custom crochet, sculpture, graphics, and other items, I have started working the local afterschool program again. I am helping teach a gardening class and teaching my own polymer clay class to elementary-aged students for four days a week. The actual program only lasts a couple of hours a day, but it consumes a lot of my time and energy--especially when it comes to preparing for my polyclay class! On top of all of that, I haven't been feeling the greatest these past few weeks. This has apparently been a really good year for (giant) ragweed in my area, and my allergies have been running me ragged. Now that they're winding down, I'm feeling better, and I'm working like crazy to catch up on the things I fell behind on while I was sick!
We also acquired 16 new baby chicks, which are growing fast and require a lot of attention! We have Welsummers, Speckled Sussex, Production Red, Barred Rocks, and one Jersey Giant. (We started with two, but one sadly didn't make it) Come spring, we should have an abundance of eggs.
In preparation for the holiday season, I have been making hats... Lots and lots and lots of hats. I have also been making "wristers", a pattern I was turned on to by the Crochet Crowd page on Facebook. Wristers are basically fingerless gloves, and I have to say--if you'll pardon the pun--I'm hooked! They're super comfy and are really great for when it's chilly out but you still need your fingers free. What's even better, is they come together quickly, meaning I can make a pair and sell it for about $15 and be making a reasonable cut. (My hats, by comparison, are $20 and up, and my amigurumi is even more.) This makes them a really favorable item for the holidays, which means I'll be making a lot of them in the upcoming weeks! Since I'm going to be making these anyway, if you want to request a specific color or color combination, feel free to do so and I will list them in my Zibbet
Well, it's very late and I need to call it a night, so until next time, avid readers!