Thursday, September 23, 2010

i make silly handmade things

You might have gathered by now that I am an old lady. I bake, I am the crazy cat lady, and I knit. As of late, I have started stockpiling my knitted things to sell on Etsy and in fact have listed said things on Etsy. But I swear, I am not selling a darn thing. Not even when I get Etsy showcases, not when I spend $5 on facebook ads, nothing.

I can't decide why that is. Perhaps my stuff costs too much. But here's the thing - yarn is expensive and knitting takes TIME. I mean really I am probably making like $2 an hour on my stuff after you subtract out the yarn costs. And further, I am always stalking the knitting section and let me tell you, people are selling some stuff on there that looks like it was made by a drunken baboon for like $150.

So what is the DEAL, man? I've signed up for the Etsy Holiday Boot Camp, which is supposed to indoctrinate me into this mess and tell me how it is that I'm supposed to be like some little woman in a hut in Mongolia, making my living from my knitting.

If you're feeling a little chilly (not likely around here since it's like 95 degrees still) - go grab a scarf! Got a bebe or a friend with one? Buy a blankie! Okay, shameless plug. But seriously - Pretty in Purls - go there, you know you need some hand-knitted items.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I'm baaaaaaaack.

I know, you're so excited. I have been busy with stuff, y'all, stuff that has not involved the hours of being chained to my computer like law school requires. So let's have a mini-update, shall we?

First, me and PB got ENGAGED! Woo! That involved a really fun trip to Savannah in August. Specifically, we got engaged on 8-9-10. Naturally, that would mean we're getting married on 9-10-11. So I have been maniacally trying to plan a wedding before I get sucked in by terrible things like law school and the evil bar exam next summer. So let me say, this will not become a wedding planning blog, I swear. Mainly because if I were to do all of it and then write about it ad nauseam, I'd probably go crazy. Also because I've already done all the big major crazy stuff.

I guess there really is no second. I'm back in the throes of law school, except it's 3L year, which means if I ever gave a crap before (let's be honest, I don't think I ever really have) I sure don't now. In fact, I was talking to Lia earlier and explained my feelings about graduation. Basically, I don't have any interest in going. I feel like law school is sort of like a bad relationship, and when I get out, it will be a big sigh of relief. We'll part ways, we won't see each other anymore, it'll be a little awkward when we meet in passing, but it will be over. I feel like graduation is sort of the big screaming fight in the high school parking lot that leads up to that point. And I'd rather not, thanks. I'd rather just roll quietly into the next phase of our relationship.

Oh well, probably the whole family will put the brakes on that crap and I'll have to go anyway. We'll see!

Expect to hear from me more since I'm glued to the computer more now. There's no more keeping the laptop in its little hidey hole and being outside, being at the beach, sitting on the porch, drinking lots of wine. Okay maybe there's still drinking lots of wine. But now that happens while I do homework. With the computer. Which = blogging! Woo!