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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Exponential: days grow longer, To-Do List grows larger…

Maybe more like a gorgon — one task done then two or three others immediately rise up to mock me!

It is almost one week to go before I leave for Columbus, OH, to be an exibitor at the TNNA Trade show (Booth 1157). Chic Knits On the Road! Whoa!

Although this journey is going to take place via rental Impala, I’m feeling it’s more like a SixFlags brain-smasher ride that I’m really not driving at this point.

And valiantly, I think I’m going to finish the sweater you see above in time to wear during the show. hee.

It’s been on the bus with me for, hmm, weeks now and I get about 6 rows done every day. Well, an average sweater at this gauge is maybe 360 rows with sleeves so it looks like it’s going to be around, hmm, July 4th if I keep going at this rate! Too late for any floor action at that event unless I put the pedal to the metal…

Knitting on a deadline is a very challenging thing to do. I had a big taste of that last summer doing the Aleita Shell, when delivery delays gave me one week to knit the sample & finish writing the pattern.


Ride ’em.

Even though I’ve been conditioned by years of making News Show deadlines (the phrase, “10 seconds to air where are you?” is permanently etched in my grey matter), this time I’m working without a director to keep me on point.

OMG! I’m the director! (And producer, designer, layout geek, photographer, secretary, comptroller, driver, bookkeeper, sample maker, writer, salesperson, customer service rep…)

And in a few days, Exhibitor!

I can’t wait.

Love love love those gut-wrenching super duper carnival rides.

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18 responses to “Wednesday, May 28, 2008”

  1. Laura K says:

    Ah, yes. The Adrenaline Junkie…..Never fear, I have confidence that you will get this done for the Big Show. And if not, people always like to see the artist at work.

  2. meg says:

    I’ll be thinking of you, sending calm, organized thoughts =). Wish I could go, too!

  3. Tanya says:

    Hope to see you at the show and say “hi!” This will be my first, and I have been warned. You might not know this, but if I hadn’t read a story on the AP news wires about 7 years ago about knit bloggers, I never would have quit my newspaper job and started working in the knit biz.

    It’s all your fault!

  4. elizabeth m says:

    Have a great show! Don’t forget to bring a few extra pens!

    Deep breath! Exhale. You’ll be fine.

  5. Theresa says:

    I hope everything goes well for your show. I’m betting you’ll have a great time and will have a hard time waiting for the next one.

  6. Jennifer says:

    Whee! Have fun!

  7. Michelle says:

    Good luck! You’ll be the hit of the party!

  8. Jennifer says:

    You can do it! Deep breaths and feelings of power and accomplishment! ;-)

  9. Catherine says:

    Good luck! Have some fun too :)

  10. Cathi says:

    I hope that I see you there- I will be in my usual place. Good luck, I know you’ll have a great time (even if it is your second show!)! Woohoo!

  11. Hey! Looking forward to meeting you there. Courage.

  12. claudia says:

    You will kick butt.

  13. Jessica says:

    I’m looking forward to meeting you!

  14. Teresa says:

    Hope you’ll think of me as you pass by the Dayton exits on I70!

    Have fun!

  15. Wanda says:

    Good luck amd have lots of fun!

  16. Tracey says:

    Hope it’s a blast and drive carefully!

  17. Carrie says:

    I hope your debut of patterns at the Columbus event goes swimmingly! Have a great weekend!

  18. Kate G. says:

    Almost forgot to say “Break A Leg!” After all the hard work you’ve put in growing the business and blogging (along with holding down a full time job) this is your year!

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