There’s some new hats in the inventory. I decided not to take photos until I have about five of them. I want to work in groups of five. One more and we have ourselves a photo session.
I want to work in groups because it becomes more efficient and also because at this time of year, I am not so pressed to get new items in the shop. I am knitting items that will eventually go in the shop just in time for fall. If I put them up now, the listing expires in August. If I wait until later the listing will be fresh for the season and also there will be a good chunk of new items to see.
I have a shawl on the needles now. I started it in cotton and last night I changed and went with an acrylic worsted weight. I think the feel will be better and it will make a better photograph. I do like how it’s coming out. It’s going to take a couple of days to complete so in the meantime another project that moves a little faster will find itself on another set of needles or a hook and that photo session will happen.
So yesterday I had struggle with myself to stay on plan. I came out the victor of that struggle – I am glad to say. My free day this week is on Thursday and I managed not to get off plan by planning what I would do on Thursday to celebrate the seven days I stuck with it.
Bagels. There’s a bagel store down the road a piece and they make really good cinnamon raisin and an apple bagel and they also make a nice veggie creamed cheese. I have promised myself and early morning trip there if I could just hold on until then.
That’s an important thing. The struggle and the ultimate victory. It’s about choices and it means more than just eating something now or eating something later. It also affects my knitting and my business. Remember a few days back when I wasn’t feeling like doing anything? That was a dangerous place to be in. I knew the feeling wouldn’t last forever and I would eventually come out of it. The problem is the people who paid for items didn’t know I would come out of the funk – they just knew the days were passing by and their heads weren’t getting any warmer. They could write poor reviews that would stay on my site forever. I couldn’t afford to just go with it. I had to bring myself back before I got bored with being at my own pity party.
Everything has its season and I cannot afford to go into a funk during these next ten days. But April 21st would be a good day. I can go into a funk then. I should put it on the calendar.