The Radish Hat features simple cables and lace and knits up super quick on US 10.5 (6.50 mm) needles. Fancy Tiger’s Heirloom yarn is quite pleasant to work with and will definitely give you a warm product in the end.
The colors are really quite pretty and varied also, and I think this hat would work up beautifully in any of the colors.
The two pictures of the hat in it’s final form were taken by the lovely ladies of Fancy Tiger, the others are mine 🙂
This weekend was Fancy Tiger’s 5th Annual Holiday Handmade Show and I’m proud to say that I was a part of it. Getting into the show is pretty competitive and I was shocked and honored to be chosen! It was my first two-day show and I worked it by myself, no less.
Load-in on Friday afternoon went fairly smoothly, thankfully they had helpers to get things out of cars and into spaces quickly. Set-up was stress-free (I think mostly because I’d done a mock set-up in my living room the day before) and my neighbors were awesome! With the friendly folk of My July on one side and Colleen H Designs on the other, the two days were a breeze.
The shoppers came and they shopped. They lined up in front of the doors at least an hour before the show even opened! How dedicated is that?
I met some super cool folks, made some friends, learned a lot, worked out my arms and legs (carrying all of your product, table, chair, displays up three flights of stairs certainly is a work out), and all-in-all had a great time! I hope to do it again next year 😀
Now, I must start preparing for my next show this Saturday.
As I’m sure many of you know, I’m participating in a few craft shows this season! The next one I’ll be in is being held next Friday evening and Saturday (Nov 30th and Dec 1st) in the Sherman Event Center in Denver, CO.
I’m so stoked to have been accepted into this show, the competition is fierce and the show is widely marketed – it was even featured in Martha Stewart!
My favorite LYS, Fancy Tiger, just had their 6 year anniversary this past weekend! I needed some swatching yarn and a knitting-people fix so I took a real shower, put on real clothes and skipped (drove) on down to Broadway to join the festivities.
Believe me when I tell you the place was packed. The owners, Jaime and Amber, were so generously handing out goody bags to the first 100 people who walked through the doors and I was lucky enough to snag one before scampering off through the crowds to find the perfect swatching yarn.
The line was long, yes, but it moved very quickly and when you’re in a line like that, you’re in good company and so waiting was actually enjoyable. I also brought knitting in my purse and was able to knit while in line too (and nobody looked at me weird either! yay for yarn stores!).
Can you believe that I didn’t even open my goody bag until I got home? True story. I broke through the staples in the car but decided it would probably be a safety hazard for the vehicles around me if I delved into the deep whilst driving.
Wanna see my loot? Of course you do.
As we all know, photographing reds is difficult but suffice it to say, this yarn is beautiful, the color is gorgeous, its very soft and it’s perfect for the design I’ve got in mind.
I’m sure that many of you have experienced a Knit Night of your own before and here’s just a little story about my experience last week. Every Tuesday Fancy Tiger hosts Craft Night and I’ve been attending for a few months now and really enjoy the environment, the people, the conversation, the beer, the knitting, everything. Last week, my friend John decided to come and learn to knit (as per my request earlier in the day).
He didn’t want to leave the night without something productive having been made and so bind off his two hours worth of learning and we decided to have some fun with this.
The above is a quote by the one and only Ysolda Teague during her talk at the Fancy Tiger on Friday night. The rest of the question and answer session was filled with similar gems and I had a great time 🙂
First off, I went by myself. I can be a shy person and I know that knitters are nice folk, but I still get quiet. I tried to conquer this fear and I talked! I talked the employees and I talked with other knitters, I talked with the nice women sitting by me and I shared my conversation and that, for me, is a step in the right direction.