Tuesday, October 20, 2009

KNITTING WHAT I LOVE...

I recently took the big plunge and opened a wee Etsy shop, linked on my sidebar. It's fun to create with the colorful yarns I've collected! After many years of being a neutral tones loving gal, I've stepped away from playing it safe by playing with more color! We need color in our lives right now!!!

The hardest thing about knitting for sale is determining what the correct price point is for each item. One must take into consideration the economic recession and I, for one, am really picky these days about what I spend my money. Currently I'm working with chunky alpaca and really enjoying it's softness. Some cowls and a long scarf currently available.

I love purple. Would like to put it up for sale, but might need this for a gift!
The pattern mimics a crocheted look but it's a neat knit pattern.

Speaking of gifts! My Knitting Amiga, Nan, knit this beautiful bolero for me "just because." Just because she knows I'll never get around to knitting this pattern for myself! I love it so much I even wear it to bed! It really chases the chills away, especially when I loose the war of the thermostat to Mike! Made with Plymouth Alpaca Boucle. Yes, we're all fans of alpaca!

Birthday celebrations this month for Eileen, front row, middle, at Granny McCarthy's Tea Room in Bethlehem. She is flanked by Roberta and Jeannie, with myself and Nan in the back row. Our favorite place to lunch, knit and partake of large pots of tea.
I knit Eileen a apple dishcloth from Susan B. Anderson's Blog. A great free pattern to knit while finishing up the Six Feet Under series.

Believe it or not! A finished project finally! Purchased at Stitches East, circa 2003.

Shelby seems very cynical about my beginning Einstein Jacket. Yarn maturing since 2002!
I love these pocketbook slippers! One size fits most adults. After knitting this pair I'm making more for charity. Thanks to Knitwits Heaven and Hakucho for the inspiration!
Trying to finish this scarf for tonight's Knitting Ministry group. Combined 2 complementary colorways of Red Heart Kollage together. It's the mate to the hat knit a few weeks ago to be sold at our November Christmas Bazaar.

Here is my rather ambitious, loooong term project! Go here for the source of inspiration. Drooling permitted. One little ball of Noro K at time. Scroll down her blog for the details. Check out Ravelry for the Paintbox project knitalong too!

Up to my armpits on the Wallaby for Shaun, I begin knitting a sleeve. How many days until Christmas?

Happy knitting!

3 comments:

Channon said...

You've been busy! I keep saying I want to knit some slippers, but there just aren't enough hours in the day.

CraftyCarole said...

wow you've been quite the knitter
Thanks for the compliments.. I hope the newleyweds think the same

I have an empty etsy shop for recycled yarns (meaning nothings posted yet..... ) GOod luck with yours...

Katie J said...

Hey Mrs. B! Happy Thanksgiving! Love the projects and I think I may have to do some pocketbook slippers!