I did my first full day at the shop. RaNaye was there in the morning, but then trusted me enough to leave me on my own for most of the day. Fortunately for both of us, all went well! There was a fairly steady stream of customers all day long (thanks for coming in, by the way!) and I got to answer all kinds of questions.
One customer came in with the beginnings of a lovely little hat, the pattern for which she had downloaded free from the Internet. She was having a problem because after doing the decreases as instructed, the stitch count she had and the count indicated in the pattern were vastly different. Whoosh! Off I went to the computer and Ravelry. A quick search found the pattern and
Did I mention I love Ravelry! Okay, just checking. :)
There were new sock knitters in today, too. As you know, dear reader, I love to knit socks! So I'm more than happy to
In between customers, I worked on a pair of Dashing mitts that are coming along wonderfully. It's a great pattern to work on in the shop because it's not complex, so it's easy to stop/start knitting as time permits.
Anyway, with that steady stream of devoted knitters (it was, after all, a quite cold day with small snow flurries in the morning) coming in, the day went by very quickly.
After closing out the till and locking up, I was off to my second job for the day -- running a roulette table at a party held at OMSI. The guests kept me very busy and we had a good time. But I'm definitely glad to be home and definitely thankful that the bits of snow this morning were only teasing and the 2-4 inches some of the weather folks had predicted did not materialize.
Yep, I'm tired, my feet are sore, and my back is ready to lay on my Tempurpedic mattress (oh, how I love that mattress!), but I'm grinning. I got paid to play all day. I feel blessed to have people pay me to do things I love.
Life is grand.