Thursday, November 3, 2011

When did this happen?

Is it Thursday already?  When did that happen? With the turn of the month, I have been busy preparing my monthly financial reports so I can file my monthly sale tax report with the state.  Reviewing everything I came to an interesting revelation. 

Stitch Silly now has more liquid assets than debts to be paid off.  The debt is all towards me personally so I'm not in a huge rush to pay myself back.  When I wrote my business plan I stated that I would do it in the first 18 months of operation and here I am just starting month seven and I am basically there.  It's pretty exciting! 

In fact it's very motivating, but because of our upcoming move, all my sewing stuff is packed!  What's a girl to do?  Well in my case, I'm knitting up a storm!  I just finished a scarf for my mother-in-law.  I hope she likes it.  I plan to photograph it tonight to share with you soon. 

What's next?  Some fun chunky hats for kids!   This is the first pattern I am creating completely from scratch for someone.  I was shown a picture that someone wanted and after looking at it told them I could do something like that.  The idea is pretty easy, the hats are just going to be chunky ribbed pom hats, but it's the sizing that has been the challenge for me.  I'm using bulky yarn and big needles so it should be a quick knit, so it shouldn't be long for me to figure out if it's going to fit. 

How have you figured out sizing in the past?  Any advice or recommendations?  While your commenting and pondering this, stop over and check out these great posts from yesterday and today. 

Pasque Flower Creations -Pasque interviewed a great fiber artist.  Check out some of the great pictures or her work.

Livi Stitches - Livi shows us how to do a finishing seam with both a regular sewing machine and a serger.  I only have a sewing machine myself so this was a great tutorial to learn how to properly finish using the zig-zag stitch.  I didn't realize that you had to get that close to the edge of the seam. 

Julie Ann Art - Julie Ann shows us some great DIY ideas for leaf decorations.  With fall in full swing here on the east coast I thought it was very appropriate. 

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your business success!! And thank you for sharing my rock star knitter link!

    LeAnn aka pasqueflower


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