Getting Ready for a Craft Show

I’m still excited about the Snowflake Gala!  Now I’m stressed out getting ready.  Luckily, I have framed photos for that part of the show, and lots of matted photos to sell, but I also have to get knitted and beaded stuff together to sell for the gala itself.
I’ve been wracking my brain trying to think of quick knits to sell.  I already have enough jewelry ready to go, but I need to focus on the knitting end of things.  Ideas I have:  little pouches, eReader cases knit in thick yarn, hats, and chunky scarves.  Most of these can be knit fairly quickly.
Do you have any ideas for quick items to knit and sell?  Any advice you could offer would be most excellent and appreciated.

Family in local newspaper!

I want to share a story about my cousin, her baby, and our family in the local newspaper.  It addresses the issue of when a mother is deployed in the military….who takes care of the baby?  I am proud to say that my cousin’s parents and their respective spouses have decided to tag team taking care of Baby Traci. Read about this awesome response to a not-so-ideal situation. 

Beading Night: The Snowflake Gala

Deb did come over last night, but we didn’t bead, but rather planned.  As I mentioned before, Deb is a fantastic artist, and I am a photographer.  She and I are going to be participating in and event called the Snowflake Gala.  Not only are we both exhibiting, but we are also going to be sharing a table of beaded jewelry, photography, and knitted items.  It should be an exciting event!
Below is an event flyer for you to check out.  If you are in the area, we would love to see you there!  The exhibit itself runs for during the month of February.  Click on the flyer and you will go the web site for the event for more information.  Come out and support local arts, ministry, and members of our community.  

Lace Wrap WIP

I recently grabbed the Winter 2011/2012 edition of Knit Simple magazine purely because of the pretty wrap on the front cover.  And now I’m knitting it!  It turned out to be a fairly straightforward pattern. 
I am a little hesitant when it comes to lace knitting, as my previous experiences have not been good.  So far, I’m surviving and have gotten into a good groove with this particular pattern. 
Here’s an example of the lace pattern.  I’m hoping to have it done for a party on the weekend, but I doubt it’ll be done, so maybe for the party the following weekend.  I’m turning out to be quite the party animal here. 
I’m also doing a little bit of my own variation with the pattern.  I’m using a worsted weight yarn instead of a DK weight, and I’m doing fewer stitches than the pattern calls to compensate for the larger yarn size.  I also like the color of the yarn I’m using.  It’s just some Red Heart Super Soft yarn in Off White that I had in my stash.