Adjusting My Knitting Volume
The ending of craft show sales, means I’ll be adjusting my knitting volume. And along with that, I’ll be modifying how much yarn I purchase. Maybe.
Just How Much Will I Be Adjusting My Knitting Volume?
Well, how many scarves, hats, shawls and mitts, etc. can a two-person family wear? Or gift to extended family?
I feel like an empty-nester parent who continues to cook meals for way too many people.
Shopping for yarn and planning my next knitting projects has become kind of habitual. I look for projects that will be appealing on a craft show table. Or that will make some profit over the cost of the yarn.
It’s going to take a while to decide on what I want to knit. And then plan my yarn purchases (or stash-diving) appropriately.
Fortunately, for the moment, I am still knitting for a craft show audience (well, one customer). At least until the end of this week. And I am trying to under-promise and over-achieve. I told him I’d have 5 cowls finished by Friday, but I’m hoping to finish six by Thursday. And perhaps make a couple more if he needs/wants them.
Another fortunate thing…I did sell quite a few items so far in the retirement sale (which lasts until this Friday). So if you know anyone looking to buy hand-knits, there are a lot of really good deals. Feel free to ask me if you have any questions about items, since you can’t see/feel/try on anything virtually.
Anyway…I’m sure I’ll adjust eventually. But I did just recently place two yarn orders. The first one came in very quickly.
Yes, I ordered some Uneek Fingering by Urth Yarns in both their rainbow colorway (called Harmony) and in two other colorways that I really like. I have a good idea of what I’ll be doing with one of them. And a very foggy idea of what I’ll be doing with the others.
What do other compulsive knitters do?
I finished the fourth snug cowl and started the fifth.
This is a simple pattern I wrote up to teach a class on helical knitting at the Men’s Knitting Retreat. Glad I never published it, because at least one of the important numbers is wrong. Let me know if anyone would like the pattern and I’ll be happy to send it to you. If there’s enough interest, I’ll make corrections and publish it.
I also started a new piece of holiday knitting.
Anyone care to guess what it will be?