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Improvisational Hat Class

Will be teaching my first improvisational hat class on Sunday the 30th.  A four hour workshop.  The idea is to show how to use left over stash and different types of crown shaping. 

Have been having fun working up examples - three needle bind off, fair isle, combining leftovers from around the home.

Giving it at my local yarn shoppe in Philadelphia.  We shall see how many sign up for it.  With the snow we are expected to get this weekend, it might be the impetus for people to take it.

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Craft Show experience

My first craft show experience has taken place - not a great deal of craft purchaser traffic, but I did sell some of my hats.  The first ones to go were any hats made with yarn either spun or dyed by a friend of mine.  Which was great to have happen.

Busy trying to reduce stash, using plenty of left over yarns to make hats - which I sometimes sell as I am wearing them and walking down the street.  Good way to get pin $ (as Dame Maggie refers to film making).  Working on some expamples for an improvisational hat class I am going to teach at my local yarn shoppe in early 2005. 

If I can get through some of my older stash, I can then tackle the yarn I purchased from Art Fibers in SF last January.  Bought enough alpaca/wool blend to make a sweater.  What a fun place to visit.  Every east coast knitter had emphasized to me not to miss it.  Also enjoyed meeting Helen at Urban Knitter; and came across Imagiknits one night while stalking the wild aspargus.  Picked up plenty of Lorna Laces sock yarn.  Had to have the dyelot Mineshaft in homage to all the years I had lived in NYC.

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First Craft show

Getting excited about being in my first craft show this Monday, December 13th from 6pm to 9pm at Mugshots Coffee House.  Planning on selling hats and scarves, so I have been knitting feverishly the past two weeks.  Madame de Farge would be proud of me.

Haven't done this before, so I am working on my detachment skills so I can just accept whatever the end result is.

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