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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Knitting and the Farmers' Market

Sheila started her Pelerine shoulder warmer this week with Barbara's expert guidance. Since Sheila finished her scarf last week she has decided it was time to learn some new knitting techniques, so she is mastering the yarnover increases in this new project.
Kathleen finished two projects since last week. The first one is one of my favorites since it is a quick knit but looks complicated. It is from the Leisure Arts brochure "Knit Lace and Leaves for Baby".
This second set is from the same pattern book. The patterns offer two style hats and matching blankets to coordinate with the sweaters.
Barbara finished her Pelerine with a professional looking crocheted edge. All it needs is an I-cord tie at the neck.
Last Saturday I visited my daughter to help out at the Landsdowne Farmers' Market. Twice a season the farmers' market gives up and coming artisans a chance to set up shop and show off their talents. We set up the table at 8AM when the temperatures were still a little nippy. Luckily, Amanda had the beautiful prayer shawl that my knitting friends knitted for her after we lost Eliana Marie.
We waited for customers to show up...

and finally they started pouring in.
Amanda did well for a first time adventure. She was able to show off her talents for portrait photography as well as her designing, sewing and knitting skills.
To get a more detailed look at some of her items you can check out her Etsy shop at:
She will have many more items posted in the near future. Moose is taking priority at the moment, as he should! Can't wait for Halloween!

1 comment:

AlisonH said...

I love to see her wrapped up like that in that shawl. It comforts me.