So, I had a booth at the DIY Trunk Show! It was a lot of fun. Here's some pix of my layout:
I sold some patterns, sold ALL the booties, sold a hat and some knitted veggies, but most importantly had wonderful conversations with knitters and fellow crafters.
Guess what vegetable is a good display stand for a baby hat?
Answer: Spaghetti squash. Who knew?
So, the blog had been quiet for a while as I knitted like crazy to get ready for the show. But here's what I made:
The Veggie Set (Carrot missing)
The Ducky Hat
The Pastel Ducky Hat
After the show, all my knitting mojo that had been pent up in little baby hats was RELEASED! I immediately made a dragon hat for Alec, which he rejected (no picture!) in favor of the hat I made him last year, out of Misti Alpaca Chunky double knit. My feelings weren't hurt too much, since he is still wearing a hat I made, and he LOVES it, wants to wear it all the time. I made him a scarf to go with:
which he currently will not wear, but I am sure he will when it gets cold enough!
I also made him some Lovikka mittens out of Cascade 220 wool, they felted up really nicely:
And now I need something for MY head. I was so jealous of that Misti Alpaca that I got some for myself, and am making a Coronet hat. Here's how far one skein got me:
Of course, that brim is folded over, so there's actually more hat than just that little bit. I'm liking this pattern so far -- it's flexible, the cable was fun and not too onerous (no cable needle, of course!), and I think it will be warm and delicious. Actual color is dark chocolatey brown. Now I just need to get another skein!!
I've also got some present knitting underway. The Hanami Stole for my mom is SLOW going, so I think this is a birthday present (March) not a holiday present. But it is beautiful. My first real lace project!
By the way, this is Malabrigo Laceweight if I didn't say so before. And those are 4 mm swarovski crystals (clear AB) on the bottom edge.
And, I'm halfway through slipper sox for Ken, in Mountain Colors Twizzle. He loves the first one a lot, so I am girding my loins to get through the rest of that damnable 2x2 ribbing. Ugh!
OK that's it for now. Next time I will give you much movie and TV reviews, coz guess how I've been getting all this knitting done?? So, I've seen:
- No Country For Old Men (Outstanding. Devastating)
- The Devil Wears Prada (Charming, fluff.)
- Underworld (Terrible, 2nd rate Matrix)
- Ocean's 13 (Predictable and nonexciting, but a great payoff/ending)
- Pushing Daisies (I LOVE this series, it is my New Thing)
- Bandits (It was OK, needed about 20 minutes edited out of it to get it moving, but good ending!!)
- I also tried to watch Cradle Will Rock, but gave up after an hour. Where's the plot, already???