Sunday, November 23, 2014

Any thing that can go wrong will go wrong...

     Isn't that Murphy's Law?  We have been having quite a few weeks now.  I keep saying stuff like, I'm shipping this week.  Then I have to come in here and say, it didn't happen.  This all started with the winder I believe.  Yeah, I don't think it was before then.  The electric winder broke and we still had about 130,000 yards of cobweb to wind.  Which we are now hand winding.  
     All week it went like that.  I'd lay out everything I needed to ship and then run out of a key component.  Not just something I can make but something that I have to buy something else for before I can make it. 
        What happened to the honey beads I ordered?  Looked online through ALL the orders and none of them have honey on them.  I only right this minute realized that it should have been smoke and not honey.  Good thing I didn't close out the order last night.
     Once I was stopped dead in my tracks due to running out of leaves for the Mirkwood KAL.  No leaves, no shipping.  
     Where's the beads for Persimmon?  Oh we didn't order them?  Where's the other 5 beads sacks that should be in this bag that I just opened fresh from the wholesaler? Come to that, where's the other kilo?
     GET THIS!  Why are these tiny 11/0 beads skittering all over the place?  Each hank should be individual... instead one strand was attached to another hank.  Like they were married for crying out loud.
     Here's this order, where's the silk that goes into it?  Hit the dye pots cause we are missing a few skeins.  Lets double check and make sure it's just there two.  NO?  No it's 20 skeins you say?  Ok, we dye again tomorrow.
     The camel/silk came in today?  Ok, so we dye again tomorrow.  
     Last night we were stopped dead due to running out of the bead containers that I had to put into that kit!  If I wouldn't have told all of you that I was putting them into the kit I would have been able to ship anyway as you wouldn't be expecting them but no.  Not only did I take a photo of the freebies but I did a video of them too!  Talk about painting yourself into a corner.  At about the same time as I ran out of the containers I ran out of bracelets for Mirkwood.  
     All this time I'd been packaging all the stuff that's outside of the USA so that they MIGHT be able to start with us.  Well, when DH said, "I'm leaving in a few minutes, you know that right?"  I just sat down, put my head down on my desk and cried!  That was it.  You see, he does all the International shipping. WAAAAA!  Not only that but he's gone all day today until late at night and again tomorrow when he goes to work.  Monday's are hard on him and he comes home exhausted.  
     Yeah,,, that's my week in a nutshell.  WOW!, nuts right!!
     Normally I like to design on Sundays due to the fact that there's no one here to interrupt.  I normally can get a good deal of work done.  For some reason, designing,,, it takes uninterrupted time and I have so much to do yet.  The socks front is done and the back is niggling at my mind just yet.  There are a few drafts some... really fun.  But then I have this list I made up last night that's 2 pages long going on about all the things I need to do before I can ship. A really important one is to close the bead order BUT what if I need some hardware?  I need to check to see who needs how many of what.
     Then I really WANT to get a photo of what happened to the baby/camel and silk when it went into a spruce kettle, marriage made in heaven.  Then there's Duo and Paca Peds...

      OH and Pixie Mazy... SWEATER! Our first real sweater from start to finish.  The pattern is written, it's even TKed.  I just need to knit it.   
     ooooowww then there's our skirts that I'd like to photo DD got Poison and I got DS gorgeous blues!  Turquoise, sapphire and royal... these are all on our 822 sock weight for the ponch/skirt for 2015.  Course DD has this crazy skirt that's either knee length or buttoned up it goes longer!  CaU T E !  Each has ruffles, 3 tiered in the three colors.  
     Looks like all the yarn is dry.  I really should get out of bed and at least LOOK at the whirlwind that we left on the tables.  EVERY stinking work surface is covered.  Either that or go watch Haven and say forget it all.  Thing is I need to know how many necklaces, bracelets, sm sets I need for all these orders and I just can't do it again. UGH!  Not today.... and on the 7th day He rested.  If He got to rest surely I do as well?  I should go knit on my Mirkwood socks and enjoy the day. But what I will end up doing is finding out what I need to close out that order.  It's not going to happen solo, I need to get up.  This is why you don't have your notification from paypal that you shipped. WAAAAAAAAAAA Hang in there, it WILL happen.  Good thing these KAL's aren't starting for another month!

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