Saturday 20 October 2012
I'm tired, really tired at the moment.....it's a case of being able to see the finish line but trying to summon the energy to get there!! The 'ready to ship' era is fast approaching and I have to complete quite a bit of work by the end of October so I can start November with not a single item to make apart from stock for my Etsy store.
I've done some counting back and I believe it has been close to 3.5 years since I had a clean order book. Even when I started out dover & madden....when it originally had no name, I always was knitting some sort of order for someone. A friend, someone from a mother's group, a work colleague....there just hasn't been a time when I haven't had a free moment. My last holiday I even took work away with me and that was well over 18 months ago. So with that all in mind, I'm just focusing on the prize of a wee bit of spare time in the near future!
This week has been a little bit of a stretch, I've had to send 3 hats over to Jodi at Che and Fidel for a project she has coming up.....(so expect to see little Poet sporting some d&m head wear next Winter). One of those hats was completing new little PURDEY in a bigger size without doing all the in between sizes, and then writing the pattern out as I go...got there in the end....but a 3.23am finish has sort of thrown my week out.....probably explains why I'm tired....along with the extra shifts I've done at my casual job....all up it's been a lot of hours of work.
Anyway that is enough of me whinging....it's Saturday afternoon, I have another day of work tomorrow, then a restful and relaxing Monday and Tuesday....it is my birthday on Tuesday, I have no plans....just a quiet day.