Happy! I don't normally do the "typical blog post" of sharing in vivid detail what's going on in my life, but I feel that my news is too exciting to not be shared. :) So here I go!
Over the past year or so I've been moderately active at my LYS (local yarn shop if you have yet to come across that term) - frequent customer, knitting displays/projects for the store and recently helped out a SF Giants themed workshop (as I live in the Bay Area of California). I also participated in a "Design a Hat" contest where proceeds and hats went to a local charity, of which I was one of two grand prize winners. You can find the free pattern to that hat here on my blog - A Scoop of Neapolitan. :)
The owner recently had a position open up at the shop and asked me to apply, knowing I am an avid avid knitter. So I put together a knifty little portfolio and applied, and I received an e-mail yesterday saying she wants me to stop by this week to discuss a schedule. :) So tomorrow I go in to start my training. It's starting off as a part time position - maybe 2 days a week and will hopefully grow into something more permanent and active. Perhaps I can start selling patterns through the store? Maybe teach some classes? Oh the possibilities! So exciting. *does the happy dance*
On another note, as some of you have seen, I'm starting to sell my patterns (Grayscaled Cables being the first) - these are going to be presented in a more professional format as well as test-knit prior to release. I'll still offer the occasional free pattern but as I'm getting fantastic feed back from my work, I'm thinking it's time to take the next step.
All my hard work, finally paying off. I get to work in an environment where I am most happy and engage in knitting conversation all day (or...while I'm there anyways hehe). Eeek!
Conclusion of excitement rant.