Sunday, May 09, 2010

First bag up for sale, and other stuff

I will start with one thing I forgot to tell you about yesterday. Mia over at En kreativ liten blog (the blog is in swedish, but you could read it with google translate or similar) is having a wonderful amigurumi-themed give-away! Mia is the fabulous author of the amigurumi book "Virka amigurumi - Söta små Glädjespridare" (which translates as "Crochet Amigurumis - Cute little joy-spreaders" or something), and to celebrate the publication of her second amigurumi book "Virka roliga amigurumis - lätta att göra, svåra att släppa" ("Crochet funny Amigurumis - easy to make, hard to let go of") she's having a give-away where you can get a very well-filled package with stuff to make amigurumis from. All you have to do is go there and leave her a comment, and you can also post about it on your blog like I'm doing now. Good luck!

Ok, on with my own stuff. Let me first say that I was probably still a bit mellowed out yesterday when I wrote that post, as I forgot to post about lots of stuff. I also learned that you shouldn't go to the food store while pumped up on tranquilizers and you haven't eaten for more than twelve hours. I have never bought that much candy in my whole life! Can you say munchies, anyone?! 

Anyhow, here's what I forgot yesterday. Me and my sister have finally gotten some stuff that will be good enough to sell! She's finished a cube bag and a small tote that are looking very good. Here's the small tote, I'm calling it the Face bag:

It is 24 cm wide and 26 cm high, excluding the handles. It's lined with a very pretty red fabric that totally matches the outside. I think this one will be somewhere around $12. Anyone interested?

The second bag is the cube, which is 13 cm high, 18 cm wide and 18 cm long. It is lined with white fabric, and is very pretty (if I can say so myself). This one will probably be about $20, but I'm telling you that the prices aren't set in stone yet. Maybe no-one is interested!

I've also kept myself busy with things to sell, although my stuff is a bit on the smaller side. I've made lots and lots of stitch markers, and I'm thinking I could sell these for $1 with purchase of a bag. I could very well sell them separately as well, but the shipping will be almost as much as the markers will cost, so I think the customers (well, eventual customers) will loose on that. Anyhow, this is the markers I've made so far:

(Stupid blogger turns my photos around!) All of them are sets of five, and they are displayed on a set of 7 mm needles, so they fit on pretty large needle sizes. They are very light-weight, and shouldn't snag.

If any of you should be interested in buying any of this stuff, just leave me a comment here or send me and e-mail at jenny(dot)m(dot)clifford(at)gmail(dot)com. 

I've actually got some knitting to show you too, although it isn't much. I know I said I would work on my Haruni, but this poor shawl is still sadly neglected. I chose to work on the Eunice SOcks I'm making for my friend Christine instead, I really wish I could finish these in time for next weekend, when she's having her 30th birhtday party! But as I'm starting my new job on Tuesday, I'm not sure if I'll have time. This is what I've got so far anyway:

I've turned the heel and almost finished the gusset decreases, and if I work really hard I might be able to finish the first sock today or tomorrow. I love the design, and although you can't see it in the somewhat crappy flash photo, it contains both cables and lace. I think I'll just keep plugging on and make all of the patterns in this book, I just love Cookie A's patterns!

/ Jenny


Sarah said...

Oh my gosh! I love the second cube bag!! I also really realy like the white green and gold stitch markers... and the little pink and white ones. I'll talk to My Mister to see if I can convince him to get them for my birthday (in two days!! yay!) hehe

The Knitwit Knitter said...

Great job on the bags and markers! Like the green you picked for the socks.

Kettyblogg said...

Love my socks! Hope you get them ready for saturday. I´m going to Knalleland toning to by me something new and "hot" to wear on the party. See if I can find something to match the socks... ;) Congrats to the job by the way!

Jane said...

Well done! Adorable bags!

Sarah {The Student Knitter} said...

help! I fell in love with tis pattern but it's in danish! hehe