If you notice there's a bit of a communication gap in this blog, it's probably because I'm knitting. :) I had a big custom order come in before Thanksgiving with a shipping deadline of December 4. Normally I don't like knitting on a deadline, but I'm willing to put up with it for certain special people.
I was making pretty good progress but got bogged down a little in the design phase. One part of starting the shop that I've really enjoyed is learning to develop my own patterns. I think I've discussed this before on the blog, but most patterns include a request not to sell completed items. Request or copyrighted, I try to honor that. Still, when you have to come up with something from scratch, sometimes it's hard to make the decision and start knitting.
I hope to spend this Christmas break putting the finishing touches on a few patterns I've written--a seamless V-neck vest, the fingerless gloves, and a few of the dresses from the shop. I've already recruited one test knitter, but if any of those sound interesting to you, I'd love a few more. Just let me know!
And yes, I'll post my Thanksgiving acrostic tomorrow, after I ship these scarves.