My colleague Ruth is organising the Christmas Fair at her daughter's school, and asked me if I wanted to have a stall. So, in a moment of temporary madness, I said yes........thankfully, I had already started making Christmas cards back in September, so I have quite a few of those. However, I didn't think it was enough, so I have been furiously wielding knitting needles and crochet hooks for the past few days and here is the result
- one toddler-size pom pom beret (knitted)
- one child size chunky beret (knitted - on the biggest needles you have seen, but it makes it super fast!)
(apologies for the photos - my model wasn't feeling very cooperative this morning!)
- one super slouchy adult beret / tam (crocheted on the bus between Monday morning and last night!)
The wool is actually more blue & grey than it looks in the picture - the light was terrible last night!
- and these rather lovely little flower brooches. The plum ones are knitted (and amazingly fast to make, did two just last night), the others are all crocheted.
I've got plans to make quite a few more berets - I made all three since Saturday morning and I have bought some lovely hand-dyed wool off ebay. Plus, a colleague has already said she'll buy two off me, at a price that will cover the cost of all the wool I've bought so far - result! I'm also planning on making some post-it cover thingys (hard to explain!) which I hope will be popular. I just have to decide what prices to sell them at now..........the hardest bit, as I really enjoy doing this stuff but nevertheless want to get some kind of return without seeming greedy.