Sold! to the lady in the pretty dress*
April 20, 2011 § 1 Comment
In addition to all of the fab crafting I did for myself at Fortunetide, I also knit a few donations for the silent auction:
I whipped up a pair of Who? mittens (Ravelry link…as far as I can tell the designer doesn’t have a site of her own) in Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool. They were both fast and easy, though I’d go up a needle size if I knit them in this wool again, as they were a little on the small side.
Then there were the matching Nakiska headband and Fetching fingerless mitts, both from Knitty. Lovely patterns — this is actually the second time I made the Fetchings and I think I’m going to start making more to give away to friends and family. Love them! The yarn I used was a heavy sock yarn that I had hand-dyed a while back — I held it double for both projects.
Finally, I made a Cabled Throw from the only 100% acrylic yarn I’ve ever found that I like: Hometown USA. It’s the Cambridge Tweed Colorway, and it’s actually black with little colored flecks — it was just really bright sunlight that day and I didn’t get another chance to take a picture of it. You can even see that I haven’t woven in the ends yet — I was waiting for the damn thing to dry. It finally did, and the ends got woven in before the auction.
I make a habit of not really looking to see what my items brought — I figure that way my feelings won’t be hurt if they don’t go for much and I won’t get too cocky if they sell for a bunch — but I do know that they all sold, so I consider that a success.
*All of the ladies at Fortunetide had gorgeous dresses this year, and the gents looked quite dashing as well.