Major changes this way come

I guess you can say I’ve become a casual knitter and less of a serious one. My hands start to swell more and my DE is out of control so I can’t really touch too many things. I found out through recent testing that I’m allergic to nickel, which is in stainless steel and pretty much most metal things like silver, white gold, 14k gold, steel. The preservative allergy I saw coming, this was a bit more blindsiding. It’s rather forced my anxiety and depression into an undue state of not sleeping, not accomplishing things, not knowing what to do, with an ever cycling thought pattern of ‘what next, what now?’
To answer that question short and simply: LuLaRoe.

I’m queuing to become a consultant and I am ready to have a job where I pick my hours, push myself outside of my comfort zone and meet new people, get to go new places and have fun and amazing opportunities I wouldn’t otherwise have stuck in my home.

So, for those that are curious I will link my fb page and my group info is on there to join. 

I am focusing on making 2017 a positive, successful, and more interactive outside of my comfort zone year. I have set goals and made lists- neither of the like I typically do normally.  So to find my positivity and happiness again, I’m starting anew. I’m excited and terrified at the same time. I just hope that those who have stuck around here can appreciate that I may not be around as much but you will know where to find me if you’re curious. If you want to know why it started, the leggings.

These leggings:

The knit ones came up in many knitting groups and I went on a hunt. I found them, fell in love and bought many more items. Now I want to share my love of the exciting and limited amounts of prints and people who make this so fun to do. I’ve met and talked with more people in the last month than I can remember socializing with in ages. I love it. It reminds of the best job I ever had and enjoyed working at a music store. If you love what you do and do what you love everything just falls into place.

I picked out the funnest mailers and cards just FYI. If you order from me you get pineapples and unicorns.

I’m learning to love myself again throughout this whole process as well. Taking pictures of myself is something I avoid like the plague. Now that it is work, it forces me to face my fears and embarassments. At least I feel pretty is my new motto. I’m hoping to change it, but right now this works.

So for all of you that need inspiration, I leave you with this:

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Full steam ahead

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And another one bites the dust… woot! I’m actually really happy that I finished these as quickly as I did because of amount of cables and my lack of motivation. Double ear infection has wiped most of my energy and I’m trying to find simple projects to work on until I get my focus back. I started another gift that my daughter picked the pattern for within certain parameters. (And she did a great job , so here’s a sneak peak!)

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On a side note, Tuesday I made a trip out to Tuesday Morning. For those unfamiliar it’s a discount store similar to Big Lot’s with random discounted wares in all sorts of departments. Every once in a blue moon my store has decent knitting items. I’ve seen needles there, but they were typical bamboo or plastic (neither of which I use). Most of the yarns my store gets are cotton, acrylic mohair, or ugly. So I rarely choose that as my first shop of choice.  I found ChiaoGoo needles when I went in the other day. Jaw dropping priced ones. Like I thought they had mislabeled them but they had a whooooole rack of em, and the lady that put them there didn’t even know what they were. She had them in with the scrap booking supplies. ChiaoGoo red lace in with scrapbook supplies?! Horrific! I bought a few pairs of the plain ones in the sizes I needed and went home to swap out on a project that was driving me nuts. Project flew by and started a new one before I could even blog about it. That surprised. I typically only use aluminum for socks. They aren’t as sharp as I’d like but they aren’t as dull as they appear. It takes some getting used to.

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They aren’t straight, but curved before the cable. It’s actually really nice. I ended up going back today to see if there were any left, as all hell had broke loose in my knitting groups on Facebook as everyone scrambled to get to their local TM to find them. Some had them, some didn’t, some hadn’t unpacked them yet. Some lived too far from a TM and found a way to get them to pay and ship them. It’s been quite interesting to see the response.
This is what was left when I got there today:

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If you’re looking to try some new circulars or just need a few pairs, get them before they’re gone! (I smell an endorsement) You really can’t beat the quality for that price.