An’ the livin’ is easy
Fish are jumping’
An’ the cotton is high.
I am sure you know the song and this time of the year the emphasis is on “easy”. Too warm and sticky to get fussy. I did get myself prepared a bit for the upcoming fall and winter. I like to sell a few infinity scarfs on etsy, here is the link.
This scarf was popular on pinterest, it was pinned and re-pinned many times. I decided to make a few in different color schemes, they are all lovely and I hope I will sell them on etsy in the fall. I will reinvest my profit into Knitting Machine patterns and fiber.
Last few months I have been collecting information about Machine Knitting.
One lady in particular gave me so much advice and information, “she won me over” so to speak. I have thought about getting a machine at times, and backed out because I love the “manual” part of hand knitting. But, let’s be honest, if I decide to sell a few “Knit” items on etsy, it will be MUCH easier and faster if I can make it with a knitting machine. Don’t be fooled, it will take me a while to learn this new craft (No, this is not the same as a sewing machine) and believe me, there is still a lot of handwork and craftiness involved. You remember Karen Allen from the Indiana Jones movies? Well, she is the proud owner of a fiber arts studio and machine knits gorgeous shawls and sweaters.
Maybe you can pay her store a visit when you are in Great Barrington, MA. Next month I will travel to Pennsylvania to visit a store owned by two lovely Mennonite sisters and purchase my very first machine. I will paint less and knit more. Lucky for me I have a niece who is bitten by the “furniture painting” bug and now and then I can show you her Masterpieces. Like this chair, what a great re-do!
Her blog is called glitterandcathair
I will write more blogs about my machine knitting endeavors. By doing this I hope to ensure that the Machine Knitters craft will continue into the future, and not disappear.