I had two days of our Multi-Handicap Program's Christmas Craft fair participation. It went well. I made over $200.00 at our table and sold off a lot of the knitting projects I have been amassing of late. I had planned to give some as Christmas gifts, but the market bore the prices I set and off they went. I sold a half dozen scarves, a half dozen hats, and have commission orders for more to deliver after the Christmas school vacation.
I have been urged to put up an esty shop but I am reluctant because I don't relish the thought of demand knitting. I may try it and stock only what I want to work on as available for sale.
I wish I had had the time to snap photos of the things I sold but it was so hectic and so grey that I passed.
Here is what I've got on the needles.
|Wintermellow Headband, Gaptastic Cowl|
|Sinful Ribbed Scarf|
|Sinful Rib Scarf|
Sinful Ribbed Scarf. This is a commission for a teacher at work who saw my Fall Leaves scarf and pleaded with me to make one for her. I am using Lamb's Pride Bulky- one of my staple yarns, bought at Windsor Button. It is an interesting and easy pattern, knit on size 15 needles, it goes quickly and the pattern is very easy to memorize. It is a cool construction in that the fabric is almost corrugated as you knit. I tried to capture the architecture of the ribs in the photo.
|Image imported from project page-Herringbone Neckwarmer by Breean Elyse Miller|
|Herringbone Neckwarmer in Lion Brand Thick and Quick|
The yarn is Lion Brand Homespun and the color is a soft turquoise with gradations of sky blue and white. I cast on and am knitting garter stitch in hopes of having a mindless knit to squash some stress I have been dealing with over the past week. It will be a simple design, but similar to the Gap-tastic Cowl in length.
Butter Chinook This scarf has been lingering on the back burner; it was meant to be a gift for Christmas but it may not be finished. Using Cascade Ultra Pima.
|Berrocco Lustra, swatching for a hat.|
|Thistle, by Liz Abinante.|
Liz Abinante, of Traveling Woman shawl design, has a new hat pattern available for free until December 27. It is called Thistle and looks so delicious.