For the love of Cowls

Cowls were my best seller last season, which was quite a surprise. They were among my most expensive merchandise so I didn’t make that many of them, thinking my more less expensive items (i.e., hats) would sell more. I did sell a lot of hats, but I sold ALL my cowls! Cowls were the perfect option for people looking for a gift for their Moms or Mothers-In-Law, and a number of people purchased them for … Continue ReadingFor the love of Cowls

Turn it Upside Down

I’ve been knitting up a bunch of Market Bags for my shop. I’m using the Ilene Bag as my base pattern. Here are my alterations if you want to make your own! Start from the top, casting on 100 stitches, then knit in garter for about 8 rows. Start the lace pattern (Row 1: Knit, Row 2: K2TOG, YO) and do that at least once with smaller needles before switching to larger needles. When you’re … Continue ReadingTurn it Upside Down

Unexpected places I’ve found yarn

(that I actually wanted to knit with) Tuesday Morning They don’t have that much yarn, but usually I can find a few skeins of Lion Brand and Paton’s at discounted prices. I’ll often find skeins of yarn I’ve never heard of before.¬†The key here is to look at the labels, noting¬†fiber content, yardage, and dye lots. Occasionally I find some jewels. Just the other day I found several hanks of a merino wool yarn in … Continue ReadingUnexpected places I’ve found yarn

Take a little trip to Waxahachie

Back in May, we visited Waxahachie, TX for a wedding. I was pleasantly surprised at all their cute downtown area had to offer! There were plentiful antique and pickers’ shops and lots of yummy smelling places to eat. We went during Cinco de Mayo, so there were lots of people out and live music playing. It was super enjoyable and we definitely plan to go back! Places we loved: Chaska House Bed and Breakfast – … Continue ReadingTake a little trip to Waxahachie

Brain on Vacation

I’ve knit about 15 of these market bags, it’s the Ilene Bag on Ravelry. I’ve been using Sugarwheel from Hobby Lobby; it’s a soft, colorful yarn that’s perfect for these. Then I switched yarn and lost my mind. I found Sinfonia on clearance for $1.27 and picked up 3 skeins. It’s great! Mercerized cotton, bright colors, clearly durable. It’ll be nice to have some bright solid options, I thought. But something happened to my brain … Continue ReadingBrain on Vacation