Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Booties, squishies, headbands and such

I just finished some adorable booties for my cousin's new baby! The first pair of pink booties I made turned out super tiny. They are very cute, but I was worried about them fitting, so I made another pair. I ended up with two larger pairs for my cousin and one small pair for my etsy shop.

My cousin also has a two year old boy and I thought it would be nice to make something for him. These squishies were very popular with my nephew, so I decided to go with them. As with the booties, I made one set that ended up a little differently than I had planned, so I made two sets. The rainbow colored ones are now in my etsy shop and the blue, green and white ones will be on their way to my cousin soon. I really love the three color combination and I'm currently making a green, white and pink set.

I've also been trying to make more things to go in the shop at Glory Days, though with all my other knitting I've only been able to finish a couple of items. A few headbands and hair clips are done and some more are in the works.

I also finally finished a farmer bunny that I've been working on for a while. It is the second one that I've  made, the first was a few years ago. The bunny pattern is the same one by Debbie Bliss that I use for most of my bunnies, but the hat and overalls I designed myself. It took me a little while to figure out the overalls and hat again. I couldn't find anything written anywhere that said what I did the first time. Since it was so long ago, I'm not even sure that I wrote it down. Lesson learned and more bunnies to come!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Saturday shopping trip

In my last post I mentioned that some of my knitted goods are for sale at Glory Days, an antique shop in Springfield, Oregon. Today I was finally able to make it out there to see how everything looks. They have been having a big spring sale the last few days. I got there just in time to see the tail end of it and hear about how well everything was going.

Here are a couple of my hobby horses.

Some of my flowered headbands (one with a knitted band and one with a crocheted band). I've discovered that crocheting the bands is much quicker and I'm getting more comfortable with crochet, so I think from now on the flowered headbands will all be crocheted.

A few of my chicks in a nest. I brought three white chicks that I had recently finished with me and two of them sold before I left!

Another lovely headband.

The last bunny left out of the three that I had for sale.

A few of my items on a shelf with other goods.

It was wonderful to see things that I made for sale in an actual store! Everything has been doing so well, too. I'll have to continue knitting (and now crocheting) as fast as I can to keep up!