Friday, August 20, 2010

It’s been a while . . .

Wow, nearly half a year to be exact. . .  it’ s been over 5 months since I blogged in here!  I’ve been knitting, but just not blogging about it, and not knitting anything for me either.  A few months ago I decided to open up a little Etsy shop. Mainly for my friends who have often mentioned that I should sell the things I knit.  I started out just knitting dishcloth and facecloth sets which my friends loved and bought straight away, then a few hats, and then some cowls and mittens for Fall which I haven’t even listed yet because . . . well, it’s over 100 degrees every day here in TX, it just doesn’t seem the right time of year to list Fall stuff!



When the weather cools down I’ll list the few things I’ve made and who knows it might bring in a little spending money for Christmas!


In the mean time I decided I WOULD knit a little something for me. I’ve had this Classic Elite Four Seasons cotton in my stash for about a year, so I decided to knit the Leaf T-Shirt.  I started this just last Thursday, and I should be finished this weekend. I have to say I love the ease of knitting this in the round and from the top down. Just thinking about casting off and NOT having to sew up seams is exciting to me :-)  I’m already looking for something else to find to knit that is similar.

I fell in love with the adult version of Spring Garden Tee as soon as I saw it. It might have to be that next. . . . or (in the hopes that Fall will be here soon) I love THIS too!

One thing for sure, I MUST get my knitting organized. I have all kinds of smaller things still on the needles, things I cast on for that haven’t even made it to my Ravelry page!  School is back on Monday, it’s usually the time I want to start having a good clear out of everything, inc. my knitting basket. Wish me luck!




Charity said...

Good to hear what you've been up to!

CelticCastOn said...

Yay! Welcome back, you've been missed :)

Flutterby Patch said...

Hi Denise, thanks for popping into my 'patch'. I can't imagine moving to Texas from the northern England, how amazing it must be, although there must be plenty you miss. Love your knitwear, you are a talented lady that's for sure. Enjoy the sunshine (we've been promised one day of brightness here in Cumbria and the rest of the week will be wet....well what a surprise!!

Ann said...

Congratulations on your shop. I like the Leaf T-shirt - really pretty & top down knitting is great.