Preparations, Purls and Patterns

Life goes on and this is a very busy week for which I’m grateful. I’ll be spending an afternoon with my Mum and Sisters – the l’il big Bro works shifts đŸ˜¦ – followed by wrapping up a crocheted crib blanket for my very first grand niece-ling. A visit to the dentist today – chipped a tooth! – as a former CDA, I’m mildly freaked about that. Thursday is official ‘Sit ‘N Knit’ at my LYS but I may forgo as Friday brings our departure for 2015’s Needler’s Retreat!

I can definitely say, this has been an excellent diversion. I’ll be vending in person, as opposed to selling on Etsy, et al and creating and updating my Seller’s ‘tool kit’ has been at the top of my list. My presentation will be very simple as the Vendor’s Night portion of the weekend is small, the bulk of the time being devoted to workshops. I’ll include an info stand with my Berroco interview in print and business cards, a binder with a selection of patterns and samples for those. Hopefully, I’ll create some new connections and broaden my customer base. I’ll be including the first of my professionally tech edited patterns and one or two of my friend Francine’s (of Fancy That) shawl pins. Verra excited đŸ™‚

On the homefront, I did a redux on my bar cart / microwave stand yesterday. It’s not my favourite piece, being from the ‘year of apartment living’ but it’s useful and so I thought I’d make it more presentable. The DK version of MatinĂ©e ~ Marbles is done too.

A little gallery of the knits, the Duct Tape Diva stuff and the last of October:

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It’s All In The Details

I used to sew all the time, nearly as obsessively as I knit now and the work in these costumes is incredible. Michele Carragher is the costume designer for the hit HBO television series, Game Of Thrones. The detail in her work is amazing, I would love to own one of her pieces to wear!

I hear this is a very good show too, I may have to break down and buy a television.

Exquisite embroidery

Exquisite embroidery

See more of Michele’s talent here at her website.