The conundrum that is.
I will make the Twinkle Cardi. I will let the mom-to-be know of it's existence. I will give her the option - long sleeve cardi, or little short sleeve one? Because, as it happens, I like the way the yarn is working up in this pattern.
That said, I effed the whole thing up this afternoon. I opted to put in buttonholes instead of the ginky ribbon thing. Yesterday, I worked a button hole. It's too far in. Sigh. Today while I stared at it, I decided to ladder back and fix it. Colossal error. I may have to frog back. I really don't want to.
Re: my love for this yarn - I will find some in a colour that rocks my world, and snatch it right up!! Then I will decide what to make from it. I think socks. I think this yarn could convince me to try socks again.
And, I realized today that while I promised good and not-so-good in yesterday's post, I left out the big closer.
Carried Away Bags.
The good: People like them! They're selling rather quickly - apparently they did well at the Knitter's Frolic on the weekend.
The not-so-good: they are selling fast enough that they are stressing me out!! I brought 16 to Shall We Knit? last week. I have 12 more cut out and ready to go . . well, actually 4 almost complete, and 6 cut out and waiting. I ran out of materials for the remaining 2. I have to deliver them in 2 days! This is actually also a 'good', because . . . well, it's success. And that's good!
It still freaks me out a little that people will buy something that I made. Seriously weird stuff. I mean, at first it felt like a bit of a lark. Sure, sure. Make some bags, sell them at the LYS! But now, now it's for reals. I didn't realize they were actually selling until I saw just how few were left in the store, and that brought it right around to 'real deal'. And it's AWESOME!