I've been knitting up a storm. I made five of the little snowmen I pictured in my blog last month, and gave them to friends as Christmas gifts. They were very well received. I also have made many hats and scarves, which I sold through a local dry cleaners. It really helped to have a little extra Christmas money. I made the hats on needles, not looms. I have noticed that loomed hats have a distinctive look to them, and I was going for a more traditional look. Four hats were for little girls, and were red and white candy striped. I also made a toddler stocking hat with matching mittens for another customer. They turned out very cute, and I had to make up my own pattern for the stocking hat.
I was also interviewed by my local newspaper, as part of an article about our knitting guild. You can read the story in the links section (if it works). They mis-spelled my name, but I thought the article was otherwise well done. Bear in mind, this is small town journalism!
It's finished! I finished my husband's blue cardigan just two days before christmas. The amazing thing is, not only does it fit him, but he actually likes it! It is so nice to have this project finished. It feels like a big accomplishment.
The proprietor of the store where I sell my knitted purses called me just a few days before Christmas to tell me that four of my purses had sold. I was so busy getting sweaters, etc. knitted for Christmas, that I told her I'd have to put more purses in the store after the start of the new year. This is one I will be putting in the store.
Here is my son wearing his new sweater vest. I finished it several weeks before Christmas. It even fits him! He likes to wear it, so we're both happy.
This purse is my version of one that was sold at Neiman Marcus for over $900. I think it turned out quite well, and it was very easy to do. I won't be selling it for $900, but it will be one that I sell on consignment, along with the grey one.