Monday, November 18, 2013
Purple Cow Summation
This is the skein of superwash wool I was spinning off and on all day! I ended up with 313 yards of fingering weight yarn which will be a cowl.
I learned several things that I need to remember to prepare for sale next year-I had several requests for babies' wear (hats and sweaters mostly )and for men's sizes-both hats and fingerless mitts-I had zero of both of those items available! Another surprise was that I sold none of the sea glass but I think that is because they were only charms and not finished jewelry-people wanted to buy finished not another project-good to know for next year. I did sell a lot of my soap so that was very good news. People did buy some of every scent and even the unscented so I was pleased to have a good selection in that arena. The socks I had for sale were admired but no one even came close to buying them-I did sell one of my shawls and both pairs of woolen fingerless mitts with requests for more. I have a much better idea of what to make , knit or create for next year's sale. I will probably set up a booth in our local market when that starts this winter (January-March). I did make enough money to keep me fluid in my yarn and soap making supplies! Phew!
I did a spontaneous double-take on this fabric and instantly saw it on my dining room chairs. This set is old; inherited from Bill...