Monday, November 27, 2006

It's All Over

Yes, it's all over - all the knitting & the preparations for the Jacaranda Festival which came & went. But Helen & I had a good time as we managed to sell some yarn & accessories plus create some interest in our community knitting groups - I am sure we will be seeing some new members next year.

That's Helen & I in action at our stall - it looks great with all the colorful yarns & the knitted display. I am sure we will be back at the festival next year!

I managed to finish the short sleeve bolero (from Jo Sharp's Knit 2) & even wore it to the fair ....


.... really love this little bolero as it fitted so well & it was quite an easy knit (except for the 300+ stitches pick-up of the band). I am thinking of knitting another in blue....

Another item that we featured in our stall was the felted boxes which were knitted by my younger daughter, Lydia (whom Helen refers to as our Knitting Fairy) as I was too busy with other projects ......

The box was knitted with 2 strands of Jo Sharp 100% wool & it felted so well - thanks to Helen who did all the felting as I can't felt it in my washing machine. The pattern for this box is from the Mason-Dixon Knitting book. Notice the lovely yarn in the box - they are the 4 ply merino cashmere sock yarn (from the Knittery, of course) that I am planning to knit another vest with.

Now I have to plan a list of projects to bring along for my trip to Singapore & Hongkong!

8 comments:

Donna said...

I love the bolero! I'm currently working on the lace panel sweater from the same book, but I think the bolero has moved up on my my to-do list after seeing yours. Wonderful job!

Donna
Random Knits

2paw said...

I can see you wearing the bolero, it looks great!! Well done with the stall, it loooks fantastic and the felted box is very cute!!! Great work by the Knitting Fairy.

Roseann said...

I love the bolero, it is stunning!!! My mouth dropped open when I read about the 300+ stitches for the ribbing. I bet it looks beautiful on, too.

Michelle said...

ooh!! pink bolero!! i so like it!!! my list seems to be getting longer. oh dear. too bad i miss the fair!! hopefully they will be more next year!!

will you be buying yarns when you're going to hk? visiting disney land??

Anonymous said...

The bolero looks great! Looks like you had a lot of fun, and a trip to Singapore and Hong Kong? - I'm so envious!

Sharon said...

Love the bolero, very nice and I just may have to knit myself one when I finish everything else!

The stall looks fantastic, great to spread the knitting word :)

Carol said...

Now that's spreading the word! Beautiful knitting there too! Have a wonderful time on your trip!

Sasha said...

Magic work! I was so bummed I couldn't make it to the fair, then to Citiknits afterwards, but looks you did a fabulous job! All those delicious yarns spread out there... Have a brilliant trip away - what fun!! :)