Let’s Do This

It is All Motivation All The Time time chez randipants, you guys. It kind of has to be. I need a job — well, a second job, since I have a part-time one right now — I need to knit, I need to feed myself, and all sorts of other things that MUST happen for life to continue. First, though, I need to do some catching up here.

Where to begin? The semester’s over. I survived! And my grades were decent! Yay me! And I don’t have to go back till late January!! Double yay!!

I started a business! And I’m super pumped about it! It’s an errand service – grocery shopping, doing laundry, house cleaning, that sort of thing. If you know anyone in the seacoast NH are who could use a little help with that stuff, I’m your girl. It’s called A Little Help (because I’m clever like that) and you can find it here: http://www.alittlehelpnh.com/ and here: https://www.facebook.com/alittlehelpnh

I’ve managed to knit a little! I made some ornaments for my  mother-in-law to sell at craft fairs. Little sweaters, stockings, and, of course, (I mean, it wouldn’t be Christmas without some) balls.


Then I started making little mitten sets and couldn’t stand the cute so I had to take a break.


I’m partway through the yoke on Common Ground, which I’m knitting on commission for a friend. A friend who’s just about my size, too, which should make getting this one just right pretty easy. The only snag I’m expecting is that she wants buttons, where the pattern is written as an open cardigan, and I’m not sure yet whether to work extra increases for the front after the raglan shaping is done, or if I should just go with super-wide button bands. (Must decide soon, of course.)

I also have a little list of “pay it forward” crafts that I’ve been sitting on (figuratively) for a while that I’d like to get done in the next few weeks.

I restarted the sleeves for my Green Lantern sweater and the first one is coming along nicely.

Other than that, though, there hasn’t been a ton of knitting progress. Once I’ve got a job (second job) lined up, there will be less time spent job searching, and thus I expect more knitting time. And then I’ll have much more to share here, but for now I just wanted to pop in and say hi.


5 thoughts on “Let’s Do This

    1. Thanks, Kristie! I’m hoping the business will take off quickly. I feel like I have a solid idea, it’s just a matter of getting clients, so we’ll see how quickly that moves.

  1. It’s nice when the semester starts a little later. My program was a week later then the rest of the college and I enjoyed every day of it. Good luck on your business! Working for yourself is awesome when you have other jobs, school, etc. Actually working for yourself is just awesome in general!

    1. Yeah, I have to say this nice long break between fall & spring was nice. We only get a week between spring & summer and 2 weeks between summer & fall, so 5.5 weeks was more than welcome!

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