This week I have been knitting my 30 min a day and also putting time into finding sponsors for the toys I don’t have yarn for yet. This knitting through the book business is starting to get quite expensive. I’ve been in luck and have a few sponsors lined up and will tell you who they are when I knit the toys. Some are sponsoring yarn giveaways as well, so stay tuned for that. I’m very excited about this.
I’ve finished everything but the hat for the baby doll. So this week I made her dress and her bloomers.
I am also knitting the elefante, the free pattern on Susan B Anderson’s site, for my LYS because I am teaching a class on how to make it on the 14th of August. Hoping I get a better turn out than last time. This one is made with Alchemy DK fuchsia and plum. It’s been a fun quick knit. I just have to attach the legs and make the ears and eyes and it’s finished.
Next month I might add a market bag class to the list. I was very inspired by a raveler to make market bags for x-mas presents this year. Rae Lynne hand dyed yarn is amazing! She is about to open her own etsy shop and I think I just might be one of her first customers to buy this amazing yarn and one of her needle cases.
I also sewed a project bag yesterday. It did turn out a bit long and thin though. But very usable. In it you can see a yarn that I could not resist when I went to my LYS. It’s the Plymouth yarn Kudo. I think I will make my first original pattern out of this and I know exactly what it will look like. I’m so excited about it that it is hard not to just start. But I have to be good and finish what I need to finish. If I get far ahead of my itty-bitty toy knitting then I might give it a go.
The trellis in my garden fell down. It was a mess before but now it’s a complete mess. I tried one of the banana melons but it was not quite ripe. It sort of tasted like a cucumber. I also harvested some of the Futsu squash and I plan to make up a recipe for them.
We have a winner for the yarn and it is #75 picked by Random.org
Thank you to everyone that took part in this giveaway. I was very happy to see how many people left a comment and even blogged about the giveaway. Hopefully I will get such a good turn out for future giveaways. Looking forward to reading your future comments.
I do have a question for your guys. Do you like having the knitting and the garden stuff in the same post or should I have separate days for this?