Forgive the crappy cell phone photo but here’s a shot of this weekend’s craft fair:

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We had to share tables this year so it was pretty cramped but it went pretty well. I do have a few hats left over, which I’ve put up in my Etsy shop. Meanwhile, I’m waiting for a supplemental shipment of yarn to finish a Hobo Bag I’ve been working on (shamelessly copying this version). I’ve also finally turned to that sweater yarn I purchased awhile back. I had planned to do the Pinup Queen sweater but I just wasn’t convinced it was the right match for me or the yarn. Plus, trying to figure out gauge in ribbing is tricky. So last night I started a short-sleeved version of this sweater, using this person’s version as my model. I don’t have the best luck with sweaters working out so wish me luck!

I heard about the Tiny Bunnies Movement and loved the idea. So I knit up a tiny gnome, a tiny frog and two tiny bunnies and had my kids figure out places we could leave them out in the world. We had a lot of fun.

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Meanwhile, I’ve been knitting many hats for the upcoming craft fair at my kids’ school. Here are a few:

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I finished these “vanilla” socks. Thankfully, I learned of Jasmin’s (of the Knitmore Girls) issue with the dye of these socks and her solution before I washed them for the first time. Meanwhile, I’m working on some hats for the upcoming craft fair at my kids’ school.

I finished the Plum Tree Hat by Never Not Knitting using Cascade 220:

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I started some new socks. I was inspired by the Knitmore Girls to try some self-striping yarn.

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I used the last of my Hanukah gift certificate to Imagiknit to get a sweater’s worth of yarn. I’m planning to make the Pinup Queen sweater.

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When the car maintenance place is near a Joann’s, this is what happens:

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I’m going to make a new quilt, inspired largely by this:

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I’m trying to winnow down my knitting book shelf and so I’ve put several gently used books up for sale. Topics include knitting for babies, sock knitting, finishing techniques, knitting for American Girl dolls, and other useful reference books. They’re all listed here on Ravelry: BOOKS FOR SALE. If you’re interested in purchasing any, just let me know!

Awhile back, I had to add to my Amazon shopping card to get free shipping so I tossed in this book: Knit the Alphabet. I decided to knit the initials of my children’s school, which I will donate to the school auction in the spring. That “S” was a total pain to knit because the whole thing is short rows (i.e., no zoning out). But I’m super happy with how these letters turned out. I can imagine making them as baby gifts, etc.

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In other knitting news, I fell in love with this hat that I saw in the Athleta catalog.

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Being the resourceful (read: cheap) knitter that I am, I decided to knit my own rather than fork out 32 bucks. It came out really cute, if I do say so myself. Next up, another hat.

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Knitters, it’s back-to-school time, a great opportunity to knit a hat for your favorite elementary school kid. My Elementary Hats collection features seven hat patterns for the little learner in your life!  Check it out on Ravelry!

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