I always go through this whenever craft-show season approaches. Panic-ish. But fortunately, inventory is growing.
Inventory Growing – Slowly
Knitting isn’t a fast thing. At least not for me. So, even some of my most quick-knits take a day or two for each finished item that gets added to my craft-show stock.
One of the items that people really seemed to like at last year’s shows were the fingerless mitts.
I thought I had sold all of my inventory for them last year. But when I started unpacking and re-storing all the bins, I realized I had about a half-dozen pairs that were in various states of finishing/labeling.
So for the next few weeks, I’ll be making as many pairs of these little gems as I can.
And, of course, putting size labels on them and wrap-labels as well.
I just have to figure out a way of cross-selling them with a hat and/or scarf. It seems like a perfect little gift-bundle. No?
I was able to finish the black and tan, garter-striped scarf and it’s rather large.
It ended up being 79″ long (yes…over 6 1/2 feet!) and about 5″ wide. Fortunately, it’s a lovely fabric and very soft and warm. Usually the kind of thing that sells at a craft show too.
And as you can see from the feature photo today. I finished the first pair (of many) of fingerless mitts.
I’m using the my pattern that I call Rose’s Fingerless Mitts and this is the “small” size. The yarn is a really nice merino sport yarn (Moorehouse perhaps?). But they are very soft and very warm.
By the way…I have a $2.50 charge on the pattern for the fingerless mitts. But it’s only out there to prevent hundreds of people from downloading the pattern because it’s free. And then having dozens of questions about the pattern. Or worse, requests to re-size it for an odd-shaped hand. If any blog reader would like the pattern for free, just send me a web-note with your Ravelry ID and I’ll gift the pattern to you.