Knipper's picture

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.

Darrel's picture

color knitting without floats

I just read this article and there's a section that reads "And these are knit at 18-20 stitches per inch, with up to four colors per row. *Every* stitch is twisted so there are no floats, and they are worked without charts. Amazing."

My vocabulary is still weak, but what is meant by twisting each stitch? I thought a twisted stitch was like a knit stitch where you insert the needle from the back, rather than the front... regardless, how can you knit four colors in a row with no floats? does this involve live roosters or chicken bones?

hizKNITS's picture

string theory

Last night my world was rocked. Everything I knew about knitting changed. It's scary. I have real power.

Sure, one can knit and purl and change color, create paterns and stitch in different ways, but as my knitting guru Betsy taught me, you can travel through time.

I've made mistakes (in knitting, not just my life). We all have...

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Darrel's picture

Mosaic Knitting

Does anyone know anything about mosaic knitting? In particular, I'm curious as to what the WS looks like.

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CANCELLED-Stitch 'n Bitch Nation Reading & Trunk Show-San Francisco

Debbie Stoller's book signing events in SF have been cancelled.

CANCELLED-Debbie Stoller Book Signing-San Francisco

Debbie Stoller's book signing events in San Francisco have been cancelled.

Knipper's picture

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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