Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hello Winter!

If you live in the NW I hope you have a lot of layers on. The low today was 14 degrees F. Brrr. But the forecast does call for rain and warmer temperatures by the weekend so there is an end in sight! But I'm sure you didn't stop by to get a weather report. Where have I been? Sitting on the couch for the most part. Well maybe just mentally. It's been a big year for me, my family and Knitted Wit. Next year is going to be even bigger so it's been nice to be a little reflective but also to plot out some plans for the new year.

With no Sock Summit in the near future I've been trying to figure out how to grow the business in other ways. I can't seem to get it together to take pictures and post them on Etsy. Way too time consuming. I've had great shops buying from me this year and I hope I can continue to add to the list in the coming year.

My family is also trying to figure out where to keep Knitted Wit. Currently everything is in the garage. And I mean everything! The business plus all the personal stuff: sports equipment, camping equipment, art supplies, wood working tools, books...The list goes on for miles. In the summer it's not too big of a deal. I can do all my dyeing, drying, re-skeining outside under the carport. In the winter it gets a little too cramped to do much in the garage. We're hoping a storage shed under the carport for Knitted Wit, downsizing a bike (or three) and possible losing a saw contraption will open up the space.

I think in some ways I'm experiencing some growing pains. I work almost full time so trying to figure out how to dedicate enough time to the business to make it successful is hard. I can't be too successful in some ways and start losing hours at a job that pays health insurance. However, this is all going to change in a bit when baby number 2 gets here. Limbo is a tricky place to be.

This blog post probably isn't so much for you as it is for me. I've been mulling in these thoughts for a while. I think getting them out of my head will help. I'll try to be back sooner with something a little more festive!