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Working Girl 101...

Good Morning Everyone!

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of getting myself completely overwhelmed about something that I don't even really enjoy doing, SOCIAL MEDIA!! I attended a free workshop called Zero to Hero, how to use Instagram for your business, figured I could use some pointers. It didn't take very long into the presentation to decide I should probably schedule an appointment since clearly I wasn't using this marketing tool as effectively as I could be, shocking, I know. I am of the generation that just pushes buttons until something happens, it all started with remotes back in the 80's. Point and click, point and click harder, throw the remote. Nothing electronic comes easily to me, locating files in drives, saving files to some folder, The Cloud, algorithms, optimial posting times, hashtags, grid posts, stories, reels, UGH!!! That said, I've come to a point in my career that I would much rather work smarter not harder (this does not apply to my knitting as we know) a meeting with Brittany was in order. So after over an hour, I did determine, in order for me to seem smarter, I'm going to have to work a bit harder. The good news is, I'm on the right track and I've built a solid foundation but needed some structural advice. I kept hearing Andra say, "Manageable Chunks" the entire time Brittany was firing off information at me. I'm really happy that a wonderful thing about this electronic age is, the entire meeting was recorded and I can rewatch and rewatch and rewatch. So hopefully I will no longer be posting the same video three times to my "feed" sorry about that, although that outfit was quite awesome. Who wears white pants after Labor Day? Technically they're off white so...I have some work to do, but I'm excited that I learned "how to do it better" versus "what I'm doing wrong." I do more than just knit on my days off....

Of course, no day of mine would be complete without knitting. I have finished the second sleeve of my Icelandic sweater! I'll be attaching the sleeves to the body today and starting the colorwork yoke, MY FAVORITE PART!!! Usually I prefer to knit top down, but the beauty of knitting bottom up is the body and sleeves get completed first and the top section goes quickly since you start decreasing. There is that little detail of finishing the steek and picking up the ribbing, but I'm familiar with picking up stitches along the edge of a cardigan. I still cringe when I think about the 8" of garter ribbing that I did for my Spencer sweater, this will be a piece of cake, famous last words. I'll be posting my progress later today with the appropriate number of hashtags, which is very important, I finally understand how they work, knowledge is power lol.

Speaking of posts, I'm sure you all saw my video (3 times) about the fantastic kits that Carrie and I put together. They really are super cute, fun projects you can knit up yourself or wrap up and give as a gift. I've taken all of the decision making away in terms of what color, what to do etc, just pick one up and cast it on. I'm also really excited about the Advent Calendar boxes, I decided to do 20 days of goodies. I'll give you a little hint, aside from they're full of awesomeness, they contain (2) projects, (2) VERY BEAUTIFUL PROJECTS!!! You have exactly one week to get your preorder in, so let me know if you'd like to be included in the holiday fun. I'm also looking into ordering Patty Lyons latest book called Knitting Bag of Tricks, it's a fantastic resource and funny. I've got a message into the publisher to see if they have a minimum order for retailers, so let me know if you're interested.

We will be meeting Wednesday evening from 6-7:30 for Stitch and Bitch, I hope you can join in the fun. Make it a great day and I'll see you soon!


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