Sunday, December 7, 2008

craft faire

last week as i readied myself for my annual craft faire at the north columbia school house i realized my spinning fibers were lacking in certain spectrums of the color wheel. i needed to dye up some new colors.i dyed about 8 new rovings. i think these two rovings would be awesome plied together.some of my new favorite knits for the sale are this baby sweater made from "JAZZ" yarn-50%alpaca 50% wool:this child size hat made from my handspun-i wish it fit me. i so love the colors.and this baby bonnet also knit from my handspun. the colors were inspired by the robes of tibetan monks.i still have this chartreuse baby sweater- the people who love it don't have kids. i knitted some baby socks that are too cute with it.
my friend and neighbor rhodie shared a booth with me this year. it was nice to have someone to sit with. here's our booth. rhodie is sitting there pricing her felted hats.

close up of my spinning fiber:

well, the sale for me was slow this year. economy? i don't know. no baby sweaters sold. it was the smaller stuff....baby socks and dishclothes. wish i'd made more of those. oh well. might have to focus on lower priced items next year. i'm going to be selling my rovings and yarn at meadowfarm yarn studio and i hope to get my etsy shop updated too.

now i have to get busy with holiday gifts. sneaks up on me every year!

6 comments:

Sharon said...

Your rovings are wonderful as always. I suspect it's people spending less before Christmas and a little of the fear factor. I hear spending is down everywhere. It certainly is here.

soxchik said...

Sorry about your event. If it is any consolation, the rovings are lovely. Now you can get cracking on your Christmas knitting.

Anonymous said...

Hey Stephanie
I am very excited about the hand-spun I purchased from you.
Not sure what I will create...but love the "spring green"and the "Sante fe Sunset" colors!!!
Sorry, you did not sell lots! I had fun shopping @ the artist's booths. Wish that the World of shopping could be so fun--but, then I might not appreciate like I do!

Turbo: said...

Your work is amazing, Daisy! The colors are so beautiful. When I haven't been painting and freaking out, I've been working on my second knitting project, a scarf for my son. Will my knitting ever look as pretty as yours? :-)

I need to check a little flower's etsy shop . . .

Gwen Buchanan said...

Your table of goodies looks luscious.. beautiful selection of work.. The chartreuse sweater and socks are fantastic together.. what a doll, a little girl would look like wearing them...

Corwink said...

Oh. My. Gosh! The rovings are gorgeous! Great colors. I was going to suggest Etsy for your other items but it sounds like you already have that covered. I'll have to go peek and see what you have listed.