I’m a slow knitter. Wanting to make more sweaters I’ve been wishing I was a lot faster, and had more time. This evening Ed came home from fixing and serving food — as he does every Wednesday at a church that provides the good, from scratch meal to any one who wants a hot meal for free, or a donation, no questions asked, just lots of compassion, companionship and love handed out with each China plateful. They routinely serve between 450 to over 500 every week.
Oops, got off track there… Ed came home and told me that one of the cooks has a friend who’s selling one of her knitting machines. Not just any machine but a Brother KH-970. Supposedly a very good, though from the pictures it looks like it’s somewhat older machine. The woman also has a top of the line machine. She makes and sell sweaters at a decent profit.
I’m seriously considering buying it; weighing the pros and cons. Ed seems to be in favor. It’s not cheap and there’s the rub, especially with some medical bills coming our way. The only way I could justify buying it would be to devote the time to learn to properly use it to the point where I could get good enough to make and sell sweaters. I love the idea. Is it feasible? I’d have to figure out better time management and self-discipline to be able to pull it off.
The timing is interesting. I’ve been thinking about what I could do to contribute financially. I do have another part time job, as of August, which I’m thrilled about and love (more about that in a future post). The income pays for our health insurance with a small portion set aside for that rainy day fund.
This is something to seriously consider and pray about!
These volunteer violas (my mom always called them Johnny Jump-Ups) are blooming in a ditch alongside Grandview Rd. In mid-November with the snow levels coming down to 3500 feet in the mountains and the cold sinking into the valleys.
Thankful today for possibilities, and sweet reminders of Springtime with its abundance of new life.