Yarn Along – Plus an Announcement!

Yarn Along 3.5.14

Here’s the first sleeve of the Storm Cloud Sweater. I’ve worked on it very little this week, largely because of another knitting-related project:

I finally opened my Etsy store! This project has been a long time in coming. Of course I spent months telling myself I couldn’t open it until it was 100% stocked with all the amazing items I want to make, but then it occurred to me that we may not even have Etsy in the 22nd century, and I decided the present was as good a time as any to open it up.

Here’s the link, and here are a few photos of the items you’ll find there:

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I made my first sale on Friday – to my co-blogger (thanks, Jill!). Here’s the scarf she bought:

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I’ve also gotten one exciting request for a special order and am open to more. If you like what you see here, I would love it if you would share my shop with friends!

OK, enough boasting. Time to tell you a bit about the book I’m reading and then be off. It’s Shirley Hazzard’s The Transit of Venus. I’ve read only a chapter and a half, but I’m already hooked. It’s about a young man who shows up at a creepy old house where he has some vague appointment with an elderly professor, only to fall in love with one of a pair of sisters who are staying there temporarily. While I’ve only seen a dozen or so pages of Hazzard’s style, it seems that she likes to combine the ordinary with the extraordinary side by side in her sentences, like this: “As late as the following morning, small paragraphs would even appear in newspapers having space to fill due to a hiatus in elections, fiendish crimes, and the Korean War – unroofed houses and stripped orchards being given in numbers and acreage; with only lastly, briefly, the mention of a body where a bridge was swept away.” Paragraphs like these are a bit disorienting so early in the novel. I had to read this one a few times. But only a dozen pages later, I feel totally integrated into the world of the novel.

And yes, that’s a to-do list sticking out of the book. Time waits for no blogger.

Yarn Along is, as always, hosted by Ginny on her excellent blog, Small Things.

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4 Responses to Yarn Along – Plus an Announcement!

  1. Donna says:

    Congrats on the new store! I love the colors on that sweater – so nice and cheerful 🙂

  2. naturalearthfarm says:

    Wishing you the best with your new shop. Your knitting is beautiful.

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