The other day I took up my needles after quite a long summer break. I was eager to knit, but having wool so close to my body when the temperatures were above 85 degrees was a little off putting. the act of sitting on the sofa and knitting was causing me to sweat buckets. Where’s that polar vortex gone?
I decided to keep it simple and made a cozy cowl using Brooklyn Tweed Shelter. I can’t wait for the temperatures to dip so I can wear it. This was my first knit with BT and true to it’s name, it’s a loosely spun, rustic, tweedy wool, but it gets a really nice softness to it after blocking. It blooms beautifully and it’s a bit clingy back in on itself so it creates a fabric with really nice structure and great stitch definition. I have a feeling it will be a great choice for color work.
Now for the truly hard part… what do I call the pattern? I’m terrible at this stage of pattern engineering. Lol. -Marie
Some friends invited me to participate in a craft fair next weekend in Brooklyn. At first I started to give my standard “Oh, I don’t really make things to sell, I write knitting patterns so other people can make things” speech, but then I realized that I could print up copies of my patterns and sell them. So, Guess what? I’m gonna do it!
I bought some nice lightweight, acid free card stock to print them up on, sheet protectors, ring binders, etc. I’m kind of excited. I’ve only ever sold digital PDFs of my work so it will be pretty cool to be face to face with my customers. I got the cute paper sleeves above for our business cards. They really meant for scrap booking, but they were so cute and in our FloMa colors, I thought that they would be great little holders for the cards. Its pure accident that the Knit. Eat. Repeat. peeks out perfectly. I’m putting together a few notions to sell, too. I have some vintage sewing supplies and I’m putting together some hand made stitch markers in addition to the knitting patterns. Its shaping up to be fun! Oh gosh, I have to wash and block my samples!
If you’ll be in the NYC area, specifically Prospect Park, Brooklyn come say hi! I will be there Sunday 10/13/13 from 11-7.