I've been selling a lot of DIY kits lately, and I was thinking about why. I mean, aside from the obvious, that people want to make resin jewelry. But - why, do people want to do it? And I think it's the sense of possibility and fun.
My Soldotna is finished! This summer was a bit sporadic for knitting, but I did get some finished pieces off of the needles. I was particularly motivated for this one because I was using Farmer's Daughter Fibers, and wanted to enter it in their Local Yarn Store Knit Along. Spoiler Alert: I didn't win the KAL contest at my LYS (Black Mountain Yarn Shop), but I did have a lot of fun making the sweater.
At some point this year I realized that everyone with a knitting needle or a crochet hook seemed to have spent the prior 6 months making shawls - except me. I've made about 500 cowls, but no shawls. I dunno why - just hadn't caught the bug. Until now. (Don't judge, peer pressure is powerful.)
Yep, it's here. Every year I think I'm going to miraculously manage to be fully invested in summer and the farm and yoga and my business, and it's all going to go so smoothly and nothing will fall through the cracks, and I'm going to feel incredibly chill about the whole thing.
And then, you know, reality arrives.