Work on the shop is going slowly but surely. Recycled yarns undoubtedly require less financial output to build inventory than if one were starting with commercial yarns, but there is a lot of processing involved. The Husboy quipped that I am really unknitting the sweaters, first taking out the seams, unravelling the sweater into balls, then creating skeins from the balls. What can I say, the man pays attention.
As promised a while back, here is a sample of what will be in the shop in a few months:
Purple Nerple: lavender dk weight, 70% lambswool, 20% angora, 10% nylon, approx 75 grams
It is obviously not washed yet; I'm trying to get a lot of skeins ready to wash-n-weigh so I can use someone else's backyard for the inaugural scrub. The issue I am grappling with is, how do I price my yarn so that you (the yarn-purchasing public) want to buy them, but also be fair to myself and the amount of time I've invested in each little ball of yarn?
My energy levels are slowly improving as well, and I try to cook dinner at least every other night. To make up for my sporadic house-wifery, I try to make really special meals when I feel up to cooking.
Cardamon Chicken Thighs with Chickpeas, from The Best Recipes In The World by Mark Bittman
I bought this book for the HusBoy a few years back, but I have found it an indispensable source for spectacular looking and tasting dishes that really aren't as difficult as they look. They are a bit like socks in that way. I can highly recommend the devilled pork chops and vanilla souffle.