Sunday, December 07, 2008

Winter Wonderland

We woke to a winter wonderland this morning. The first significant snow of the winter. The first snow is always pretty, but by March it gets pretty old! We were away this weekend and I didn't get my mail until this morning- and what a treat! In it was my package from my Knitting Circle SP, who turned out to be Kathleen.
She made me a pair of really pretty, comfy slippers and some fingerless mitts (which I am wearing now) I've been wanting to make myself a pair but just haven't found the time so I was very excited to get them. She also sent some hot cocoa mix and a book called Murder Can Crash Your Party - both just perfect for a snowy day. And can you see the knitting ball ornament in the picture - how cute is that?!


One of the reasons I haven't had time to knit myself a pair of fingerless mitts is because I was getting ready for a craft fair. Last Thursday night was the annual Christmas Shopping night for our town and the 8th grade class always sponsors a craft fair to earn money for their trip. I did pretty well (if I don't stop to think about the amount of time I spent knitting all the stuff I sold!) I found that using pretty manikin heads (leftover from my DDs beauty school days) helped attract customers, who said "I want to look like that!" LOL. Some of the things I sold were felted bags (you've seen enough of them on my blog!) and felted hats, headbands, scarves, cowls




One lady walked away wearing this felted hat (after paying for it of course) and it looked so cute on her - she was good advertising also!
I sold a lot more than I expected to - and now I have more money for yarn!

3 comments:

Aunt Kathy said...

Oh Jane, I want a head too. They really make the hats look good, not that they didn't look good already.

I'd love a whole mannequin someday too.

I'm not asking for too much am I? And where in this house will I ever keep them anyway. But hey a girl can dream.

Congrats on all the new yarn money

MLJ1954 said...

Jane,

Congratulations on a successful sale!!

I love that last hat . . . unfortunately, I look hideous in hats so I generally just pull my hood up and around my face.

Patt said...

I LOVE felted items. but sadly I found out that my new washing machine won't felt (it's a front loader) boohoo. I'm not surprised you did well at the faire Jane, your work is beautiful!!
Hugs Patt