I am realizing that many of my posts the last few weeks have been all about knitting. Grant keeps telling me how amazed he is that my obsession has lasted this long. What he doesn’t realize is that I have had this “obsession” for a very long time I had just put it on hold while we were dating. Maybe it was because while we were dating I always wanted to hold his hand and knitting is a two-handed activity. Wait, that makes it sound like I don’t want to hold his hand now that we’re married… anyway…
One of the things I did over break was make a bunch of “test knits.” I think I’m going to open up a little shop on etsy and start selling some of my hand knit items. I figure it is a way to hold myself accountable to “do something creative everyday” as Paper Source encourages us to do. It is also a way to help fund my knitting habit, if you will. Starting this little endeavor has also made me start designing some of my own patterns since many patterns request that you don’t sell items knit from them.
As far as the store goes, I’ve figured out all kinds of things from the packaging to the colour of ribbon I want to get but I have one small problem… I cannot for the life of me figure out a good name. This is where you (my few and dear readers) come in. Do you have any suggestions for a name? I want it to be something fun but maybe not too punny. I have actually grown to love puns over the last few years even though I am the last one to catch on to the joke, but I find that in knitting people are all about the puns and I want to have something more original and maybe a little more me. This is testing my creativity, that’s for sure.
Along with selling hand knits, I think I want to sell a few other things that I have made. You see, I also have a hard time picking my medium. Do I want to design wedding invitations? Do I want to make cute (yet somewhat kitschy) knitting stitch markers that make you happy when you’re knitting with them? Do I want to knit? Do I want to paint? I suppose it is a great problem to have.
In other news. My mom has been here visiting over the past week and we had a great time. It was a fun and relaxing visit and even though she was on her holiday, Grant and I managed to benefit from her cooking skills a time or two. I have to say, having a very skilled chef in our little kitchen made me love the wedding gifts that were generously given to us all over again!