A Year of Projects

YOP7 week 19

Its been so long since I’ve posted. Halloween is over , thank goodness. It was a crazy October.

A few ups and downs. The sweater I was knitting came out like crap, but my customer still wanted it. It was wearable, I just didnt like how it came out.

I missed crocheting and knitting for fun. Once I was done with orders I went to my new yarn basket … all the yarn I bought from A.C. Moore, And I made a Jazzy Striping Scarf  . Which I turned in to an infinity scarf. I used Red Hearts Stripes in Flamenco Stripe colorway. I regret only buying one. I LOVE this colorway! (btw, Jill got some hair 🙂 )

This cowl I made in September and forgot to post it in a YOP post. Pattern is called Round Shell Stitch cowl.  Yarn used : Red Heart Medley in Eclectic. Which has been discontinued 😦

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In the beginning of October before the Halloween rush, I was able to start the Sophie’s Universe blanket. I did parts 1 and 2 now I am on part 3. round 20. I will be writing up its own post for each part with colors I am using.

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This basket cover I made last night. It started as a hat but I wanted to use the entire skein so I made a basket cover. The yarn I used was Stitch Studio by Nicole. Lunar Tides in the Multi/cool colorway.

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Here are some customer pics of this year’s Halloween. I hope I get more. They are just too cute!!

In non yarn news… Last weekend my fiance and I spent the weekend in Mystic Ct.. like we did a few years ago. Ate at Mystic Pizza Finally!!!! I loved their pizza , Jon not so much. ( he sucks anyway..lol ) We stayed at the Howard Johnson(again) . Since our last stay they updated the rooms. they are so pretty. I loved their aqua wall color ❤

 

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I can see it!

I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. My customers have me over worked 🙂 Since about mid- September I’ve been making hats … alot of hats. Its Halloween season and people want their little one ( or themselves) to look like Edith from Despicable me, a Minion, Anna or Elsa from Frozen, a Lego guy and even a Cabbage Pat Kid . And I love making them! But it takes a lot of yarn… I mean A LOT of yarn. I have placed about 4 medium orders with Fabric.com for yarn. (note to self: Next year order early).

One person can only make so many hats in one day. I’ve been averaging 3-5 hats in one day. Depending on the type. with less than 20 hats to make, my nerves are finally starting to relax. I want all orders to arrive in plenty of time for Halloween since most if not all these hats are going to be toppers for Halloween costumes. ( I really hope I get pictures 🙂 )

Another note to self… Make hats for Halloween in JUNE!! lol Halloween season ( Sept – Oct) is the most busiest time for me. I wish that would continue through Christmas, maybe someday it will. ( fingers crossed) .  Soon I will be able to make other fall items and decor for Thanksgiving and get an early start on Christmas ornaments . I am planning on selling my stuff at a local craft fair this Dec. I missed it last year , I hope I don’t miss it again. I also have to make some seasonal items for a local artisan gift consignment shop. Ive had spring items there since June..lol

Enough chatting for now… back to the hats… I wish they could make themselves , hehe

Something I have been working on. its a potholder.. another one is in the making along with a Hot pad.
Something I have been working on. Its a potholder.. another one is in the making along with a Hot pad.