I am SO excited right now… I’m a legitimate crafter at Etsy who’s been included in a beautiful treasury! Thanks so much to one of my favorites, MaisyandAlice!
Even better? My scarflette has gotton 22 clicks so far… second highest of all the featured items! I couldn’t be prouder.
Well… maybe I’d be prouder if someone actually bought something…
Kristin asked me to make her a scarflette to match her new coat and handbag. She chose the yarn and said I could choose the pattern and button detailing. I picked a mini-bobble pattern and even taught myself how to crochet so I could put a girly picot trim on it. And, to top it off, one bright, pretty yellow button. I love the way it turned out and hope she does too.
And, for the Etsy posting I experimented some with my photography style. The only room with good lighting in our house is the guest bath so I’ve been taking my photos in front of the closed wooden door. I thought it might add a rich tone to the images, but I’m noticing that they’re not getting much attention and they’re hard to fit into Etsy Treasuries. So today I took my pictures in front of the white shower curtain. I think I like this look better… it seems bright and fresh and the products really stand out. What do you think?
I’ve had an opportunity to make another Etsy Treasury! I’ll admit it… I’m totally obsessed. This one is all about the various shades of green we call sage (with a bit of yellow and pink and blue thrown in). Quite pleased. The image links to Etsy… Check it out and leave me your comments!
Jen finished my new banner for Etsy and it’s uploaded… I think it looks awesome! If you’re interested in having Jen do some work for you: http://www.jenwakeman.com.
I finally got my Etsy shop up! Right now the shop is called PDXKNIT, but I’m working with Jen to get a more professional banner and I’m changing the name to Curmudgeon. I posted my first two items in January – two scarflettes.
You might recognize the yarn from the second… I used the leftovers from Kelly’s Christmas berret. Since then I’ve made and sold a custom hat for Mike and I just posted another scarflette. The hat and third scarflette are crimson and grey… WSU colors at Mike’s request.
I need to keep working so I have a better assortment in the shop. And, I’m still experimenting with how best to show off my work in pictures. If anyone has suggest, I’d love to hear them!
Finally! For a blog that was started with the intention of sharing frequent knitting updates, I sure haven’t talked about knitting much.
I’m in love with my group of ladies who meet every Wednesday to drink and eat and chat… oh, and to knit! We have so much fun and I really enjoy all of their stories.
A couple of weeks ago Garland invited us all to her shop in North Portland (NoPo as they call it) to paint our own yarn – a session she called Dyeing with Dignity.
Everyone laid out their yarn on some old screen doors that Garland had set up outside, chose their colors, and then painted to their hearts content. It was amazing to see all the different creations that came out of it – some people used every color they could get their hands on, some people were more conservative (me) and only picked one or two, some people made big long stripes, some people made short little stripes.
Kristen wrote a scarf pattern for everyone to try when their yarn was ready and I finished mine on Sunday. My yarn isn’t as variegated as I was hoping (you have to look pretty close to see the color changes) but I think my scarf turned out great.
A giant Paul Bunyan statue on my way to Garland’s: