Tuesday, September 30, 2008

After a long absence

Oh dear this winter has hit our house hard and everyone has had something nasty. I am now almost over a sinus infection that refused to leave my head. Luckily after a month of antibiotics, it has given in.

I have still been busy doing other crafty things. What else do you do when you don't have enough energy to leave the house?

I finished my smoothie vest and am pretty happy with it. The arm holes are too big, I think. But I have got over that and am wearing it and enjoying it.

Here are my socks of kindness all finished. I really loved making these socks, they are lovely. I need to remember though, my feet are tiny and not all patterns for regular people will fit me. I may have to alter next time.

This is the new pair of socks in progress. Luckily the pattern has a small size for me. I'm working on the second one at the moment. I love this yarn! It has nylon in it and the finished sock is wonderful.

Lastly I have been busy preparing for my first craft fair. I have decided to give it a go in November and see if anyone would like to purchase some of my things. I will be selling bags, little soft toys, bibs and a couple of other small things.

Here are the bags getting ready to go.

I hope you're enjoying spring down here!


Kellie said...

Good luck with your craft fair! I hope that Spring brings good health to your family!

sweetp said...

Good luck with your craft fair, I'd like to get brave and do one , one day!

Dyeing yarn is super easy, you should give it a go. There are heaps of great tutorials on the web, if you search my blog I listed a whole heap of them awhile back. Good Luck!

sue said...

Good luck with your craft fair. I hope you sell a lot of items. The vest looks very nice too.

Jo said...

Those bags look great Jen, I am sure they will sell well.
I am back to blogging after a long absence too and am hoping to get my crafty mojo back. Jo

Jan said...

I have the same pattern for the smoothie vest and would love to knit myself one. I love the colour of the yarn you used. Do you have any suggestions for the armholes if you had to knit another one?