"thanks" never felt so good!

for any and all familiar with the “opera” stuff i’ve been knitting on for ages…  

hubs shipped them out and i just got an e-mail the other day from the buyer letting me know they had arrived and that they were absolutely PERFECT!  what a wonderful, weight lifting, beautiful relief.  she thanked me again and even sent me a little bonus for my efforts!

for those unfamiliar with the project, it was a commissioned work from the sydney opera house.  they sent me the wardrobe designer’s drawings of a bonnet and scarf with measurements.  i then created patterns and knitted them to their specifications.  writing the pattern was the trickiest bit of the bonnet project - the pure scale was the trickiest part of the scarf project!  it was a monumental 9” by 80”!!!

i work in the front lines 40 hours a week - retail that is - and i witness first hand how terrible people can be - how horrifyingly unappreciative and nasty they REALLY can be!  and i see it with the hubs and his clients day in and day out… i spent months stitching away worried to death that something wouldn’t be right, so to have the client be absolutely satisfied and thankful seems like such a blessing!  

COMPLETION!

PHEW!  i finally have the opera scarf & bonnet done and ready to go.

when alizah gets home sunday i’ll take pics of the bonnet - as for now, please enjoy this pic of hubs in the opera scarf…

MAN, what a great feeling to have those ready to ship.

i have one etsy order i’m working on (intarsia = crazy court) then it’s back to the chemo caps, then friend and family orders.  sorry friends and family.  

the chemo turban for my mom’s friend is still coming along nicely.  the cap portion is finished, now i’m on the turban portion.  trying to decipherer vintage patterns is like reading hieroglyphs!  LORD!  who would-a thunk?

i love this color, and i think it’s going to be lovely.  the other blue is AMAZING, but i’d truly hate to give her something she felt was too loud…

this is my last entry for 2010!!!

i hope everyone has a VERY safe and AWESOME new year’s!

check it off the list

red stripe on opera scarf is DONE!  i’ll be casting on a red stocking today and i’m hoping to be binding off tonight.  we’ll see how it goes.  i have some errands to run and dinner with the folks for my birthday!

yesterday, the day of my birth (ie election day and dia de los muertos) i knit my booty off, dyed some roving, and knit my booty off some more.

alright.  enough chit chat.  back to work!