Good morning! Happy Friday Eve!! And it is December 1st. Where did this year go?
I just wanted to stop in briefly to show you a few things. The first is this ad out of a magazine that came to work for an ex-co-worker. See the scarf and hat, and right next door is the mittens that are knitted? They are crocheted and knitted from Nepal. Notice the prices. The scarf is $59.95! I know our time is valuable but I wouldn’t have imagined charging/paying that much for a scarf. Or am I just out of touch?? I have only charged for a couple of book marks before and really felt bad about charging for them but the person buying them insisted. I just don’t have a clue as to what is a fair price to charge for things like this. I guess that’s why I don’t have an etsy shop huh?
Next up is an ad out of my newly delivered Crochet Today! magazine. Isn’t this a cool idea?
And lastly today, my ta-dah! I finished the Elise Shawl last night. The pattern I have says to use an I hook and approximately 400 yards of sock weight yarn. I used Paton’s Lace yarn and an F hook, thinking that I could get away with one skein, since the skein of Paton’s Lace is 498 yards. Right? Wrong. This is crocheted with 2 skeins. Thankfully I had the presence of mind to order two of the same color. They were on sale. If I had started it with only the one skein on hand I would have been so mad at myself. It’s kind of short for me but I am a big/tall person. The person this is intended for is a lot smaller than I am so it should be ok. I learned a lot from this project. But overall I am happy with the results. I just hope she’ll like it. (I need a dummy/mannequin badly)
Well that’s all for me today. I hope your week has been a good one. It’s almost the weekend again and I am hoping to be done with all of my Christmas gifts. We’ll see. :o) Cya soon!