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A Few Small Changes

I recently found out that I'll have to change from Movable Type to WordPress soon. Yep, Yahoo doesn't support MT. So, I have the fun of learning how to move my blog to WordPress and hoping like crazy that I don't lose any of the little bits and pieces I've gotten used to seeing. I also have the fun of learning a new way of posting my blog, which really might not be that bad. Seeing how I'm a geek, it should be fun in a weird way. New challenge, this!

My D and K pattern is progressing quite nicely on the designing end, and now I have to make the next transition. The one where it goes from design note scribbles to typed, clean instructions. And then from first version instructions to final pdf instructions, and then maybe to a selling venue. If I'm lucky, Ravelry, otherwise I'll have to find out how to sell it in another way. Adventures, all around!

I'm still working on the transition of notes-to-book-segments-and-patterns for my sock designs. Wow. I had forgotten how weird my notes could read to someone else until I started the transcription from handwritten to typed. Good thing I understand myself, or I would have to start a few designs from scratch! As it is, I have, ahem, put a couple charts of a couple of designs in a, well, safe location. Well. So safe, they are totally safe from me. I'll be doing a little re-engineering on one chart, and maybe one total new re-design on another. Might be for the best, playing with charts, and re-working or re-designing that other sock.

I'm toying with an idea of making lots of small warm items to sell next year at a craft show. Still just an idea. Someone close to me keeps adding on trigger finger gloves or mittens, hats, and other items to the list. Me, I like to keep the list small for now, mittens or half-mittens with a few variations, to see how well they may or may not sell, and what kind of market I'll be looking at. So, lots of lists, planning, plotting, and guesswork until I make the final decision of to booth or not to booth at the craft show.

I've got so many ideas floating around in my head, I've been trying to limit myself to the sock book, the D and K pattern, and just a few items for a possible booth. If I go beyond, I'll be out-designing myself, or over-planning and overwhelming, yikes! Of course, I'll be happy to slow down a little in the ideas and designs if I find a new Job2 soon. Applications are in, I'm waiting, and hoping and praying and crossing fingers and crossing eyes...a new job can't come too soon for me! So, until then, lots of knitting to be done to get ready for winter and Christmas gifting.


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