Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Rush

Etsy Madness!

November and the first part of December have kept me BUSY!  This was the haul I took to the post office today.  Texas, New York, Oregon, California, Arizona, and even the United Kingdom. These boxes are filled with dog bone shaped neck pillows, but I was ticked to also sell two knitted hats and two Christmas stockings recently. 

The down side of selling handmade goods on Etsy is that the stream of orders keep from other crafty pursuits. I did make another Christmas tree skirt the other day (Christmas tree skirt #3), but I need to press and steam it a bit more before I can take some photos. 

Tomorrow I am teaching a class at my local knit shop, the Yarn Shop at Words of Life. We are making miniature sweater ornaments and hangers.  I think I have three ladies signed up for the class. I am bringing Carrot Ginger Spice cookies (the vegan version) and orange juice for refreshments. I hope it's a fun class for everyone!  Oh! The photo reminds me... I also made up a little pattern for a little hat. 

Here is the pattern link for the Tee-Tiny Raglan Sweater we are making (Click HERE).
Would you like to make a little rolled brim hat to match, also?  Here's the pattern:
Rolled Brim Hat to
Match your Mini-Sweater Ornament
US Size 2 (2.75 mm needles)
Fingering or Sock weight yarn
Cast on 20 stitches and join to knit in the round, being careful to not to twist the stitches.
For the brim and body of the hat:
Knit 10 rounds
Decrease rounds:
(K3, k2tog) 4 times [16 stitches remain].
Knit 1 round even.
(K2, k2tog) 4 times [12 stiches remain].
Knit 1 round even.
(K1, k2tog) 4 times [8 stitches remain].
(K2tog) 4 times [4 stitches remain].
Cut yarn, leaving a tail about 6 inches long.  Thread yarn on a needle and bring needle and yarn through the 4 remaining stitches.  Pull snuggly, weave in loose ends.  The brim of the hat should roll up slightly. 


Bonnie said...

Congratulations on your success! The sweater ace cap are precious. I have been busy shocking instead of knotting. I think I prefer to knit. Enjoy your weekend

Kim said...

Thanks, Bonnie! I know I definitely prefer knitting (and sewing, baking, crocething) more than shopping. I am NOT a shopper... I am most especially not a clothing shopper!