My First Craft Bazaar

My First Craft Bazaar

This weekend November 1st I will be doing my first craft bazaar. After I set up my Etsy shop, I started researching local craft shows and art shows that I could sell my work at. There are many in my area and so I signed up for three.

Yesterday I set up a mock table to see how how the items would look and how long it will take me to set up. I bought a foam head for hats and I wrapped shoe boxes with wrapping paper to use to display my products and add height to the table.

I ordered business cards online, printed price tags, cut up extra yarn, and have multiple lists checked off and ready to go.  There will be many different items including, slipper, washcloths, hats, baby hats, boot cuffs, fingerless gloves and much more. Getting ready is a lot of work but I think that it is all worth it. And I will have company as my mom and my cousin will be joining me.

If you are in and around the Fort Wayne, IN area come see us in person. You can find all the information on our Facebook page.

 

Check back in November I’ll be doing something fun that I hope you will enjoy.

The Most Expensive Yarn I Ever Bought

This past week my cousin visited from California. She brought a project with her that she has had trouble with for me to help her. I cast it on and knit a few rows in the pattern and then she took over.

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Bulky Yarn and Size 19 Needles

She ordered a kit online that came with needles, 4 balls of 100% wool yarn, and a pattern. When she told me how much she paid my jaw dropped. I would never pay that much. When I buy yarn and needles I have coupons or wait for a sale.

Now for patterns there are so many great sources online for free patterns and tutorials.

This got me thinking to the time I bought very expensive yarn at a local yarn shop. My mom and I went in to check it out and found this beautiful alpaca blend purple yarn. I loved it so we bought to skeins for more money than I’ve ever bought yarn far and more than I’ll ever spend again.

I found a pattern for a short row scarf and made it. It is so very warm and I love it.

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Finished Product

Have you ever bought too expensive yarn?

I Dream of Knitting

I Dream of Knitting

 

I’m the type of person that writes down their dreams when they wake up in the morning. I keep a notebook by my bed and the first thing I do, if I remember my dream, is write it down.

I know it sounds weird but I think that dreams have meaning.

Especially since last night I dreamt of knitting. I was making a hat on straight needles, knitting back and forth. And the whole time I was thinking, “Why am I doing this when I know how to knit in the round?”

I don’t know what this dream means but I might cast on a hat today.  In the round.

Dream

Do you dream about knitting?

Slippers

Slippers

I made slippers because I thought that there would be a need for them. More comfort than just a sock and better than walking around the house in shoes all day.

It took me some time to actually make a pair and I only did because my mom found a free pattern online. Well that pattern sort of worked but I made one that was much better for me.

The pattern goes …

Cast on 28sts

Row 1(RS): k
Row 2(WS): k10, pm, p8, pm, k10

Repeat rows 1 and 2, 13 times for a total of 28 rows

Row 29(RS): k
Row 30(WS): p

Repeat 4 times for a total of 10 rows

Row 39(RS): k2tog across the whole row
Row 40 : p
Row 41 : k2tog across the whole row

Leave a long tail and thread onto tapestry needle. Thread remaining sts onto needle and pull tight. Seam across the stockinette and the cast on side for the heel. You could even add a pompom if you like.

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I wear a size 9 and these fit me well but I think they would fit a size up or a size down.

 

K – Knit

P-Purl

PM – Place Marker

RS – Right Side

WS – Wrong Side

Do you have a pair of slippers that you love?