We finally brushed up our media and have updated our patterns pages. It showcases our current patterns with links to our Ravelry shop, but you can also purchase our patterns as downloadable PDF’s on Craftsy and Etsy if you prefer those sites.
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.
I can only speak for myself, but I have a LOT of knits in my Ravelry Queue. Which in and of itself isn’t a bad thing. However my queue tends to be more of a wishlist, not things that I am actually going to knit any time in the near future. Once in my queue, things tend to languish. Its funny, too, because sometimes I’ll go back and look through it and be surprised at how many great knits are in there that I haven’t knit yet. Am I alone out there?
I was browsing through patterns on Ravelry this weekend and stumbled across quite a few that made it into my queue. For instance the Changeling Collar by Tiny Owl Knits. How stinkin’ cute is that? Stephanie Dosen treads the fine line that lays between magical and pretty, without stumbling into the dreaded valley of twee.
Tiny Owl Knits Changeling Collar.
I was also a bit smitten with her Sweet Robin Wristees. Her color work is pretty impressive. I love the little embroidered robin’s eggs.
But then again I’m a bit partial to robins, and aqua… so I may be biased.
I saw this great sweater by Stefanie Peulen. The Astra Sweater. Its nice and simple, with just enough pretty detail. I like the ribbed yolk. I suspect the increases are cleverly hidden in those cute rows of squishy garter stitch. It reminds me of the 70’s. In a good way and looks like a very nice comfortable knit.
And since I seem to be on a Stephanie (Stefanie) kick, lets change things up and look at a very pretty Arrow Caplet by Courtney Spainhower.
I love the textured pattern and the little arrow color work. Hmmm, maybe its time to do a little slacking off and knit a few things from my queue!