I’ve been knitting & crocheting mitts here at Stitchknit. Several custom orders came in just before Thanksgiving and I finished the last pair today. In the process of coming up with the colors, yarn & designs……….I’ve ended up with some mitts that I’ll be able to offer in the shop.
Here’s pictures of what I’ve been up to…………some are already sold, some are in line for pictures and one pair has been added to the Etsy shop this afternoon.
Made extra long, with a bit of crochet at the fingertips….Sold
Custom mitts, size small in wool. Sold
In progress…these did get finished, sold & delivered.
Can’t resist adding a flower occasionally. These are waiting for pics, then will be in the shop. If you’d like to buy these before Christmas, just let me know & I’ll make a listing for you.
These also are finished….waiting for pics. Womens size med fingerless mitts.
Simple, black fingerless mitts. Acrylic, also in the picture taking line up!
Pink of course! Sweet pair of mitts for a custom order. Acrylic, size Small, completed & waiting for pick up.
I think that’s all of them!
Which are you? Do you ponder the yarn and wonder what to do with it……………..
Or, do you have a pattern or idea in mind and then start the search for appropriate yarn?
I’m in the first category. I have the yarn and the ideas just start simmering away. The more I look at the yarn, and start touching it…………the clearer the design becomes.
An acrylic yarn, in a soft shade of tan.
Just listed here, this one isn’t talking to me yet. It would make a good choice for certain flesh tones if one was making dolls or toys. Maybe the Baby Albert jacket from The Knit Stitch book? What would you make with this?
This one is on my desk today, just listed here…..
Color, texture, shimmer…this novelty yarn has all three.
Haven’t played with this one yet. Very slinky, very lightweight. I’m calling it a rust color, but that doesn’t seem to describe it well. Listed as color #4205 on the label, so that doesn’t help at all. What color does this bring to mind?Salmon? Pumpkin? Sometimes it looks a bit like copper to me…..
Any project ideas for this bit of vintage yarn? Wondering about fiber jewelry…………..
I wasn’t sure if my Mary Poppins inspired scarf would make another appearance for Halloween this year…………..but she is alive & well.
Just starting out
The orders started coming in on Sept 30th…………and just today I’m feeling caught up enough to list the item again in the shop.
Getting one of the scarves ready for the fringe
Total so far? 4 completed and shipped. 1 off the needles, waiting for finishing touches & packaging. 1 on the needles………..should be finished tomorrow and ready to ship on Monday.
And, a finished scarf!
The hat is on my list to figure out for next year! Has anyone tried making this little number yet?
My new favorite!
I loved creating this hat. Finally had some time to just ‘play with yarn’. Had a couple starts, where I was looking for the right size hook to go with the yarn I wanted to see as a hat. This combo gave me a hat that is not too lacy looking, but isn’t solid and heavy. Weighs almost nothing!
And, since I can’t leave anything alone, I added a 2 layer crocheted flower on the side that dips down a bit, reminiscent of the hats in the 20′s.
My new favorite. See it in my shop here.
Making my way through the hats I had made for September. Here are the three that were added to the shop this week:
Simple, beanie hat, crocheted in grey
Knit hat in fire engine red, has cat like ‘ears’ on the top corners.
Knit Newsboy style cap
I did manage to complete 15 hats in time for this months Hat Feature at Stitchknit. Might even squeeze in a couple extra before the month is over.
I love making hats, especially knit ones………in the round. Give me a project with double points and I’m a contented knitter.
Still have some hats on my list here, so will likely have a hat in progress for the rest of the year, adding a new one occasionally. So far, my favorite is still the baby cloche in teal.….with the big bow!
In honor of my own upcoming first year of teaching! The collection of must-have clothes for the art teacher in shades of gold and emerald.
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I’m trying a couple new things here. First, these are some baby booties I have knit as a sample for a knitting class I teach here. They were plain ………apparently too plain. They were getting no love whatsoever!
So, I’ve pulled them back into the studio and added a delicate little crocheted edging, which sort of looks like a bit of gathered lace trim.
The other new piece is the picture. I’m trying some new areas in the studio, to see if I can come up with a permanent spot for picture taking. Up til now………I’ve been using my cutting table, which is already doing double duty as the Shipping Department! I think I need some more light ……..although yellow is a tough color for me to get right in the best light. What do you think? And, don’t tell me I should head outside! Please!!! I barely get time to take pictures, and it’s usually after dark. Plus, this is Seattle we’re talking about, the place with at least a dozen words for “rain”.
Oh, and don’t forget to check out Etsy for the Christmas in July Sale this month. Thursday July 11th through Sunday July 21st. Thousands of shops are participating in some fashion. Specials, coupons, all sorts of new items for you to peruse. Stitchknit will be offering 15% off on the entire shop. Easy. No coupons, no codes, nothing to remember. Just show up and bring your shopping list!
I keep thinking of more new stuff…. I’ve got a brand new look to a few of the pages in the shop. Check out the handiwork of Michele from MyCraftAssistant, (the about page is my favorite)
Gearing up for the Christmas in July sale on Etsy, that is. I have just started listing some of the holiday items I’ve been collecting since the first of the year. I have a few thrift shops I keep my eye on, and have also been attending local estate sales….all with the idea of finding some fun new fabrics celebrating the holidays. See what I’ve added to the shop here in my Etsy shop.
Snow covered houses, decked out for the holidays
The other item I’ve been on the look out for is sewing patterns….specifically vintage patterns. But, the costume patterns caught my eye and I started adding them this week too! Fun ideas to make for kids and adults, either for Halloween or to add to a great Dress-Up collection. (one of the best types of play there is, in my opinion!) I’ve just started adding the costumes here in the sewing supply section and will continue right up ’til the sale starts.
Christmas In July……..July 11-July 21st……….. I’ll be offering free shipping for any ready-to-ship item in my shop!
Orphan Annie coat & muff
Adult patterns too!
**** 185 days until Christmas!