2011 is almost gone

It is quickly approaching the holiday season and I am excited to be off from the day job starting on Tuesday until the new year.  Lots of projects will be completed like the son’s Christmas present (I HOPE) and the spinning of yarn.  Today I am embarking on one of my 2012 goals which is to move the hand spun yarn from Etsy to the Wild Yarn store to sell.  I am letting the listings expire on the site especially the one with low views/favorites and moving them to a local venue. I will be measuring scarves at the ranch and probably pulling 2 or more to list on Etsy.  Can’t have all of new merchandise in one location especially since I am pulling the yarn items from the Etsy site.

I have such a busy day today but can’t complain as I was a bum on Saturday.  Reversal of a normal weekend for me but the college kid came home yesterday so the routine was a bit out of focus.  We finished Christmas shopping for the family and bought food for the kiddo to eat during his month’s stay at home.  I did miss not having him home for Thanksgiving but I am sure we will settle back into a routine fairly quickly.  The cats are enjoying having him back home too.

I promised coworkers that I would bake banana bread for their holiday gift and I actually got up in time this morning to put the ingredients into the bread machine.  The smell of bread is wafting through the house this morning.  Of course I totally believe in multi-tasking (what female doesn’t) so while the bread is baking I updated the yarn labels for the product going to Wild Yarns.  I have checked the Etsy store (very sad  – low views) and am writing this week’s blog – HA!

My day is looking very full today.  I am heading out soon to the ranch for a few hours of spinning, knitting and selling.  Supposed to network with other crafters around 2 p.m. and have a holiday party this evening.  I would like to drop off the yarn at my LYS today but it might be on Tuesday.  The goal is not to stress – that is what the day job is for.  My Shetland wool baby hat is finished and I am progressing on the kid’s alpaca hat which should also be finished today.  Liking kids hats as they don’t take too much time but we all know that I get bored with repetitive projects so we shall see.  I really need to make more fingerless gloves over the holidays too!

Still would like to make sticky buns but not sure if time will allow for this as the dough has to rise for about an hour or so.  Perhaps sticky buns will be on to do list for Friday so I can bring them to my sisters on Christmas.  Well I am off to finish prep for the visit at the ranch and I probably won’t touch base till after Christmas. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all!

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