Mom and Daddy came and mingled with everyone as his baskets flew off the table. He does such a great job on the baskets. The tote basket with the heavy canvas webbed handles is the most popular with the knitters.
Mary Jane, from Unraveled, in Richmond was with us again this year to share her shop's wares. She sold kits put together to make some popular kits - the Multidirectional Scarf, the Sursa Shawl, the ladder shawl, etc.
Next, Mary had her GORGEOUS earrings for sale. I love these earrings and have quite a collection!!! She calls her business "Outside the Frame". The name is so appropriate - each one is like a watercolor painting but it's not in a frame - it's on an ear wire/post. She makes the earrings out of watercolor paper and eventually (she says there are MANY steps from beginning to end) coats them in acrylic. They are beautiful! Gorgeous colors, beautiful beads, etc. Best thing - they always fit - they don't come in sizes! I love them!
Christina and Nancy (sisters) demonstrated and sold their knitting counters. Made with beads, you can clip it on to your shirt, your work, etc. They work by sliding a bead from the top to the bottom every time you do a decrease, increase, etc.
Such talented knitters!!!
Well, I listed and took pictures of all the vendors except ME! You'll just have to imagine several tables full of handmade soap, body creams, oils, butters, lip butter, soap desks, felted soap, beaded stitch markers, wine glass markers, scissor fobs, and blacksmithed pot hangers and hooks. Can't believe I forgot to take a picture for you of my own stuff!!! Oh well, next time!
It snowed today. Hardly enough to cover things. I'm sure it will all be gone by morning. Can you tell this car belongs to a knitter??? Well, of course you can! The pink yarn ball and the knitting needles are a dead give-a-way!!!
We also had our knitters' swap tonight. Those who wanted to participate brought a wrapped gift that any knitter would want. We had 17 people participate. We lined the gifts up and numbered them. Next, all the participants found the gift that corresponded to their number. It was great fun!! My package contained yarn of a gorgeous deep shade of red yarn, a shawl pin, Hershey's Kisses, a pack of tapestry needles, etc. It was a fun way to end the day! We also pulled for all our doorprizes tonight and had lots of happy winners!
A while back, I signed up to play Pay It Forward on KSee's blog. I forgot that I would receive a gift. Well, yesterday and today, I admired these socks every time I walked by. Today, she gave them to me!!!!!! They are the 9 to 5 pattern and are knit from Cherry Hill. KSee, they're WONDERFUL! Thank you, Thank you.
Stay tuned as we say good-bye to everyone tomorrow. Boo Hoo!!!