I'm still feeling a little fed up, but trying not to dwell on it. It has been a fairly sunny day today. This afternoon, Mary-Jane, Mum and I went to Workington primarily to get Mary-Jane some new pyjamas. I couldn't find any with long sleeves. Bit of a bugger really! If she had short sleeves, she may scratch the inside of her elbows, which flare up from time to time. She is a scratcher, so I want to reduce where she can get to to scratch. Back to the drawing board on this one.
I discovered last night that there is a new Jane Austen Knits magazine, from Interweave, due out later this month. With increased heart rate, I pre-ordered my copy from Hulu as fast as my fingers could type. I can't wait. I very much like the first one. It is a little ray of sunshine for me at the moment.
I am having more serious thoughts about buying some yarn to dye, then selling it. I have looked on a couple of sites for yarn. It seems that without buying bulk, there is very little profit in it. I need to keep looking. One site I went on said that their first minimum order was £200, which is beyond my budget at the moment. I need to start slowly slowly, not too slowly. I think I will go for finer yarns, rather than the heavier weight ones. I would be quite tempted to go stash surfing in the yarn that I dyed previously and have a go at making some felted bags. Not to sell or anything like that. Just to use the yarn up and remind myself how much I like dyeing yarn, making something with it and felting. Hhmmmm. Thoughts might have been sewn here. A new felted bag. I've not had one of those for a long time, not counting the one that Knitr54 sent me early last year, which I still use everyday.
For a very long time I have wanted to make a mitred tote style bag. I saw the pattern done in a recycled sari silk and it looked wonderful. I assume it would work as a felted bag, anything where there is colours. I am not yet needing a break from my ASJ. I am now 8 ridges into the increases. I know I'm not of the frame of mind to do lace work. I might just have a cathartic look round ebay.