The markets were quiet, but not a total failure. I made some money and met some lovely knitters. I was happy to sell my Indian coffee bag, and very pleased to sell three skeins of my handspun. What surprised me was that the 3 skeins were my very earliest attempts at spinning and plying, not my more sophisticated (for want of a better word) singles or plied merino.
I have a photo of one of the sold skeins, but foolishly didn’t record the others. I didn’t think they would sell so there seemed to be no reason to worry about photographing them!
This (over-spun and irregular) number went to a very friendly and happy elderly lady who said she will bring in her finished object to next months market to show me. So I hope she is happy with the quality, otherwise I will feel awful and probably want to give her a refund!
I got a lot of knitting done yesterday too. It was great to have both my hands free all day with no small person requiring me to drop my knitting (and a few stitches to boot) at a seconds notice. I am making my very best friend, C, a Honey Cowl (free download on Ravelry-worth looking up).
I am making it with some deep-stash yarn that I already had. A beautiful and very soft organic merino. C lives in the UK, so should get some wear out of this. My facebook page is covered in excited posts about snowfall in London at the moment. Jealous. It’s odd to be knitting for someone living in frosty weather while I am having to stop and open windows to stick my hands into the breeze to cool down from handling this wool.
One of my New Year’s Intentions is to knit only from stash (with 2 exceptions for purchases. One selfish and one for a gift) this year. To motivate myself I photographed the stash.
Here it is contained. It doesn’t look too bad.
But when I spread it out it is a little more concerning. Now, compared to some stashes mine is not at all problematic. It fits in two containers and lives under my bed quite happily. But I am not a fast knitter, nor do I have much time during the day to actually get any knitting done. So this, for me, is too much yarn. I intend to knit it down enough this year so that it can be stored in one of those boxes.
And now I am off to have a belated breakfast before Molly wakes up and we head off to a 1st birthday party at the beach!