November 7, 2009

Busy Weekend


Another busy weekend under way!!! I have been at the Barrie Molson Center all weekend so far... helping my dad with the annual Christmas Craft Show. Needless to say I have gotten a lot of knitting done. I have completed two hats, and a never ending scarf that is absolutely beautiful and will hopefully be finished tomorrow...I have had so much fun at this show and love chatting to the friendly folks that pass on through. There are so many talented people in this world! I try to get as much of my Christmas shopping done there as possible, as I always try to support local people and their abilities. Looking forward to another beautiful day tomorrow and more knitting!!!

4 comments:

  1. Love the hat!!! I want to knit so much but I am new and get so frustrated..I wind up ripping it all out when i cant fix a stitch...a little type A and impatient as well...but I keep trying. Im bound and determined to knit some poor friend of mine a scarf this year....what is the wavy pattern on your scarf called???

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  2. Hi Laura! The hat I made is actually crochet, I don't really know how to chochet and beanies are the only thing that I know how to make! I can't even read a pattern!!! I would love to learn how to crochet though.

    It is very easy to get frustrated! I was very much the same. I am a type A personality as well, are you teaching yourself??? I tried to start teaching myself then turned to the aid of an excellent teacher who saved my knitting career. So if you can turn to someone for help it can save you a lot of headache!!! But please don't give up whatever you do because it will come with time, I promise:)

    Scarfs are a good start, fairly easy but VERY time consuming... This scarf is easy and pretty mindless, I just picked up the free pattern from Micheals, it is a Lion Brand pattern, "Meandering Rib Scarf" and I'm sure you can find it on their website under free patterns. Best of luck and please keep trying, you will learn to love it and with time you won't even be looking at your stitches!!! :)

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  3. I am recently taking a leave from my nursing job and wanting to start something on my own. After I lost my baby girl this summer, I decided to make a change. Do you have any pointers for me on selling my knitting projects? I am very nervous about all this but feel it is something I need to do...

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  4. I am so sorry for your loss. Since I am new to this also I don't think I'll be a whole lot of help, but here I go...so far for me it has been through word of mouth, mostly through friends. Keep your prices low, even though it may take you 20 hrs to knit a scarf you can probably only sell it for $15/$20. Another option is to sell your product on Etsy an on-line handmade website that will feature your product, you have to pay about .20 cents for each item posted and they take about 3.5% of each item sold. When you have enough product made up you could also enter trade shows in you area, they are always lots of fun and even if people don't buy there they may contact you after the fact for an order. Don't give up! and do it because you love it, knitting should never feel stressful. I have made a few life choices myself and this is where I have found myself, follow your heart and do what you FEEL is right because it probably is. Good luck and take care. :)

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