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Good morning.

The weather here on the Oregon coast has been jumping through hoops. One day last week, we had rain, snow, sunshine, cloudy skies, semi-cloudy skies with a little bit of sunshine. The only thing we have not had lately is high wind. But it is all good weather to sit inside and knit while an old movie is playing.

Yesterday, I was a good kid and got a cap almost topped off. Have 3 more to top off and get ready to go to Shorebirds. I have been working so hard on the knitting that my thumbs, both of which were hurt during my younger and athletic days, have gotten sore and need to be taped. But I have several good caps that are ready to do the last mile and get topped and the finish work done and logged and tagged.

Monday, I had a new experience in retailing. One of my customers from the Christmas show called and said that her mother did not want the cap she had bought as a Christmas present from me. I met her down at Shorebirds, the gift store where I show some of my work. She tried on several caps and finally decided on an off-white. It is an Aran-wannabe with cables and seed stitch and a pretty complicated design. We swapped across the board. Fortunately, she had taken good carre of the cap she had purchased so all I have to do is and retag it and put it back into inventory.

The first show of the year is looming. Only 2 more months. So I am keeping an eye on the show as well as the display at Shorebirds while I knit. I am excited about show season starting up. I hope it will be a good year for being a vendor. I know the economy is not the best these days, but I really think that this is the time when markets and shows will do well. At least that is what my gut is saying to me.

Good knitting. Granny LJ

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