Monday, January 10, 2011

Technicalities Done

By technicalities, I of course mean all the invoicing and receipts, order forms, ledgers and all that business stuff.  Many excell files, all in my folder, and I'm ready to take orders!  (seriously... check out the Order Form page, I'll get back to you within 24 hours, at most).

Yeah, that's my news for the website.  I sincerely hope that is the end of all the new pages, tweaking of pages, and what not.  From now on, I hope to use the blog for a regular update on whatever project I'm working on at the time.  We'll see what tomorrow brings, you just never know, I might have a magnificent idea on what to add next.

Oh, and this is makes (almost) one week, since HappyKnits was founded.  And said I have the most highest rated *new* website.

*new* i.e. from this week.  I have no idea how many people have started a website with this week, I suppose it's possible that I would be the only one... I'll take it as a victory, nontheless.

I will talk again soon, hopefully when I finish my project, and to let you know what the next contest item will be, and my next spec. order will be.  So far, no one has written to ask for a spec. order, so I will pick one myself, and simply put it up for sale, and see if anyone is interested.

I have found an online timer, to time myself on how long it takes to complete a pattern, instead of entering in every time I go back to knitting (which can be for 10 minutes at a time, depending on the night! That would get tedious fast!)  So, here's an example of how I calculate how long it takes to complete a project.

The Lilac Lace Scarf: the pattern has 4 rows.  I used a "stop watch" and knit the 4 rows at a regular pace.  It took me 3 minutes and 48 seconds.  I rounded it off to 4 minutes.  Then, I counted how many of the 4-row pattern I completed (easy to tell, because there is a ridge in the scarf for every 4 rows completed.  There are 30 ridges.  So, in all, I have spent 120 minutes.  Pretty cool, huh?  So I'm going to do that for every project, to estimate how much time I have until I finish a project, and how much time I put into it.  Be a nice thing to put on the receipt, so the person knows about how their order was made!  Maybe with some pics of the process.  I think that may add a personal touch.  I'll let you know!

Originally posted on August 6th, 2010

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