Craft Fair Saturday

Wish us luck!!! Doors open at 9 am central….I need coffee

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Warning: Non-Knitting Project!!!

I have discovered the joys of chalkboard paint. And I have the urge to paint it on everything!!!

I am working on turning this…

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Into this….

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I’m experimenting to see if these could become viable crafts for a nifty addition to my table at upcoming craft fairs!

So far so good….the chalk works and the paint doesn’t wash off.

Has anyone else every tried this?

Two At A Time

I need to make a boat load of scarves and tutus for fall craft fairs. I normally work one scarf at time and I can whip through them pretty quickly. But in the interest of time and mass production I decided to try two a time! So I picked up my US 8 circs and cast on two ruffle scarves.

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So far so good. And both scarves are growing appreciably. It is a bit fiddly to keep the two yarns from wrapping around each other as I turn my work. But I can work the same pattern of decreases and increases on both scarves at once. Thus creating uniform output for sales purposes!

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I’m currently out of project bags….so Ziplock will have to do, lol. At least when the yarn gets tangled I can pop it out of the bag and untangled the whole mess. Hopefully I can crank out several of these bad boys in the next few weeks.

Happy Knitting!

To Craft Fair or Not To Craft Fair?

I got my first craft fair registration email of the season…..

To craft fair or not to craft fair?

I really enjoy craft fairs and I can normally make enough moo-la to fund my yarn habit for a few special projects and offset my booth costs. The people are really cool and I always have some great conversations with fellow crafters. The downside is that I have to crank out massive amounts of the same patterns and projects over and over again. This means less time for my de-stashing efforts and the selfish projects I have lined up. I mean knitting is knitting and it’s all fun in the long run.

What’s a knitter to do?

I have semi-good size stash of ruffle scarves and washcloths left from last season. Maybe I could throw in some lacy scarves, headbands, bulky hats, and maybe a few cute baby blankets?

What kinds of wares do you look for at a craft fairs? What do you guys think?

All things can wait, at least for a little bit

Craft fair went surprisingly well! I doubled my sales from the same event last year. I need to trust my knitting skills and salesmanship I guess!

Today…..well, it got away from me. I managed a little cleaning, laundry, and dog walking. But mostly I snuggled and loved a precious 4 week old baby. She is so precious and teeny. Her face has a thousand expressions but her brain has a one track mind for milk, lol.

I couldn’t help but stare at her face as she slept. All I could think how perfect she is. No thoughts of knitting or schedules or dinner or cleaning……just sweet baby smells and dreamy sleep. All things can wait for babies for they don’t keep forever. They grow and change before you are ready.

So for today I sit and enjoy a lazy sunday with baby and good conversation with friends. Tomorrow is for work and responsibility…..today is for peace and innocence.

Sweet Dreams!!

Knitting Rut

I am back (sort of) from the flu. I’m fine as long as I don’t eat too much or too spicy/greasy. One day at a time I guess…

I have my last craft fair of the season this Saturday. I wish I could say I was more excited. Thanksgiving was stressful, I don’t feel 100%, and my knitting has been in a rut! All I have been doing is cranking out scarves, dishcloths, and headbands for fair season.

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Easy knitting to be sure, but it’s just not speaking to my soul. I really want to dive into some baby sweaters and blankets. Not to mention a circle vest I have planned for myself.

After this Sunday I pledge to knit what I want, when I want! At least schedule and health permitting 🙂

At least tomorrow is Friday!