Thursday, February 17, 2011

Recent things

Recently I was talking with one of the ladies who owns our LYS (local yarn store) and she told me they were looking for local crafters who would be interested in selling some items there on consignment. She knew that I had etsy shops and asked if I would be interested. At first I wasn't sure--what was she thinking I'd be selling?! But she said yes, she knew I made diapers, and yes, she'd love to sell them!
So I now have pulled most of my current stock out of my etsy shops, and it is for sale at my LYS. Or, more accurately, at my LYY (local yarn yurt!! Yes, the shop is in a yurt. My town is just that cool!)
In any case, I have knitted up a couple of woolie diaper covers, because I suspected that (considering the sorts of patrons who might enter a yarn shop) those might be popular. In fact, I was right. I took two in last week and they have both sold already! So I'm busily knitting up more...

I did this one several months ago for Eagle,
but I don't think I ever posted a picture...
scrappy shorties

purple longies... it's fun knitting girly stuff sometimes!


this one is a fleece/PUL cover...

I haven't got them on the needles yet, but I have plans for a pair of scrappy longies (with LOTS of colors), and a couple more shorties... plus some of my looooongtime readers may remember my friend SisuGirl (the artist formerly known as KnittingFisher *wink*) and the gorgeous hand painted yarns she dyed when we were neighbors in Pelican. Well, she still lives in the bush (though elsewhere now), but I chatted with both parties and have now connected her with the ladies at the LYY, and she is going to be doing some Alaskana dyed yarns for them. She is also going to dye up some yarn specifically for me to use for woolies (I want to start with the king salmon--did you look at the link? Go look right now, don't you think everyone will want king salmon woolies?!) AND, in a little spurt of madness, we had an idea which I like but may or may not take the time to actually follow through on. The idea is for me to knit up shorties in 'bare' (undyed) yarn  with little fins and a tail on it, and then send it to her and she will dye it like a halibut--brown on one side, white on the other--then she'll send it back and I'll overknit little black eyes on one side... and we'll have a "Hali-butt" to sell in the shop. I'm thinking we can ask top dollar for that baby, don't you think?

1 comment:

Bella said...

I love your thoughts and ideas! We must be kindred mama spirits :)

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