Here's what I'm doing this weekend:
oopsy, that should be December 1st, not 2nd...I think I just grabbed last year's poster. But if you're local, all the details are HERE.
These craftsales are always an amazing event, and it is not without some melancholy that i'll be there this year, as it will be the FIRST ladyfest Christmas craftsale that I haven't been "selling" at. My partner in crime for these events has just had a baby, and these days there's just no time...
SO, no more sassy toilet seats, wall hangings, sparkle phones, and dollie gift cards for you. Unless you make your own of course. Or buy them from Workshop! Ahhh, remember all the stuff I used to make before I got so obsessed with knitting? --Not to mention all the books I used to read!--heh, glad that degree in literature has served me so well...
That said, I will try to make up for my serious lack of selling this year with some major purchasing! I can't wait, and I hope to see some of you there!
Not local enough for you yanks? In a similar vein here's where I will be the following Saturday (December 8th):
It's a block from my hotel, so I can't very well pass it up, now can I? I hope everyone likes handmade things, cuz that's what you're gettin' this year! (either made by yours truly or otherwise...)
All the details for the craftacular can also be found HERE. It's at the Metropolitan pavilion in NYC on West 18th. I am seriously looking forward to getting my shop on in the coming weeks. AND, my hero, Amy Sedaris is going to be there!!!!!!!!!!
And speaking of Christmas prezzies, I've taken a page out of the Miss Muffy book and have whipped up some quick slippers from knit 2 together.
They knit up super jiffy-quick, and were great for stash-busting:
And then I went to felt them. Without a washing machine.
I even added boiling water from the kettle and then proceeded to beat the shit out of them with a wooden spoon.
And what happpened?
They got b-i-g-g-e-r.
Apparently me "beating the shit out of them" is the equivalent to a couple of kittens prancing around in the sink. Oh well. I shall be patient and wait until the weekend when I can actually get my hands on a washing machine and several pairs of dirty jeans. And then I can embellish them and make 'em all bow-tastic.
Apart from that the rest of my projects right now are kinda big but chugging along slowly and surely. I've abandoned all hope of doing any knit presents for my team at work. The majority of Chris-my-ass knitting right now is essentially for me. I was hoping to get that jade empire cardigan done in time for my trip to New York next week, but I think that might be a bit ambitious. I'm only about half done at this point. Fingers crossed my needles don't get confiscated so I can actually work on it on the plane.
Hope everyone's having a great week :)