Revitalised and ready for action!

Well, hello there! It’s only been… two-and-a-half years since I’ve last popped in here! I’m still alive.

Mercury wearing Knit the Rainbow Mitts.
Wearing my Knit the Rainbow Mitts. Pattern published May 2017.

As you can see, the site’s had a major makeover. That video up top features my own hands working on something for my brother-in-law. There have also been some updates to the pages listed in the menu, and a whole new page: Patterns, where I’ve collected all of my own knitting patterns to date.  This includes two that were previously only available on my even older WordPress site, Emmy Knits. Those in particular have been given a bit of a refresh and spiffed up with the full PDF download treatment.

My health has reached a relatively stable state – the mystery illness I was plagued by for so long was actually irritable bowel syndrome, and now that I know that, I have ways of keeping it in check. I’m happy to say I haven’t had to check into the hospital since April 2014. This stability has also afforded me a chance to work a “normal” job again while still leaving me some knitting time. I’m currently an audio transcriber and audio transcription proofreader, which I do fully from home. It’s boosted my self-confidence tremendously.

I’m looking forward to posting project updates, pattern works-in-progress, and newly finished patterns, as well as some more slice-of-life bits and pieces. If you’re into the slice-of-life stuff, might I recommend checking out my dear friend Silver’s podcast, Silver’s Dreamland? She has great knit-a-longs, several projects on the needles, and she’s just fun to listen to in general. Also, I’ll be a guest on an episode in a few weeks if you’re curious to hear what I sound like, and if you’re interested in what’s happening with Silver’s Knitted Treats. We may also have a video game-related pattern to debut. 😉

Long time no update

A lot has happened in the past seven months! I got married, moved across the Atlantic Ocean, attended (and made prizes for) another SDA marathon, and even bought a budgie. Now that things have finally settled, and I have all my yarn once again in my possession, I’m ready to dust off my website and really get to work on my queue.

I am not currently taking commissions, because I am catching up with the ridiculously late projects I have to finish.

Thanks again to all those who have supported me throughout my long absence from work–with luck and some determination on my part, I will never have to make anyone wait so long again.

Commissions open again

As of August 1, 2011, I am now re-opened for commissions. I still have quite a large queue, but now that I have finished my marathon work for SDA’s Summer Games Done Quick (which benefits the Organization for Autism Research), I will plow through them the way I should! Please be aware that it may take me anywhere from three to four months to start working on any new commissions. I will be working hard to update this blog regularly once again and making my progress known.

Thank you for being so patient and understanding. On with the knitting!

Commission hiatus

As of July 2, 2011, I am currently closed for commissions. I need this time to make the orders I already have in my queue, as well as work on prizes for the next Speed Demos Archive marathon, Summer Games Done Quick, August 4-6. As such, I feel it would be irresponsible to commit to any other projects during this time, when I am unable to provide an accurate “finished” estimate.

I will make another blog post announcing when I am again ready to take on new commissions.

I am working my hardest to get through my queue and get everything out to my customers. I appreciate everyone’s patience, and thank you all for supporting me. <3

Not as planned

So, I did indeed travel to the UK, and stayed with my fiancé for a good long while. In fact, I stayed a whole week longer than I had planned, due to some travel mishaps. At any rate, I am now back in the states, and very, very far behind in my queue.

Moving, especially to a different country, is not exactly easy. In the process of bringing over my possessions, I had to leave some important things back here. That included all of my acrylic yarn, and my fiberfill stuffing, both of which are vitally important to my work. Long story short: I didn’t get any work done while in England, and despite being back a week, I still have not done any. All I can do is apologise and promise to work harder, but that won’t make my commissions be done when I had promised them. I am very, very sorry. If anyone was expecting a commission to be finished by this point and won’t have it in time, I am more than willing to refund their down payment and cancel their order.

I have to reorganise my queue once again, as well, as the European orders I had placed on higher priority are just going back to their original positions. In addition, I still have quite a lot of wedding planning to do, considering it’s only three months away and I haven’t even finalised the guest list. It’s going to take me a while to sort out my orders and my site (and my life, for that matter), but hopefully I will be back up to speed soon. Thanks, everyone, for understanding and being patient.