View Full Version : Knitting Samples for New Yarn Shop

09-27-2009, 11:47 PM
Recently, a friend of mine introduced me to one of his friends that is opening a new yarn shop in Charlotte, NC. I contacted this person, and we decided to meet to discuss the possibility of me knitting some samples for his shop. I agreed, of course. :teehee: He gave me 3 skeins of yarn, and told me to make whatever I want with them.

So far, I've made a nice ribbed hat, and a cowl (neckscarf). Now, I'm starting a baby hat to go with some booties I've almost finished.

The hat was knit with Queensland "Kathmandu Chunky" yarn. So soft and "moist" feeling. It was a fun, comforting knit.

Here's the cowl. It was knit with Marisol "Hacho" yarn. That yarn has a nice stretchy quality to it, because it is coil-spun.

The Mary Jane booties are ready to be seamed, and I need to add buttons. They were knit from Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool.

I'm using some more of the Silky Wool yarn to make a matching hat.

I'm planning on taking the samples to the yarn shop this Friday. The shop is called Yarnhouse (http://www.yarnhouseknits.com/wp/), and is located in the NoDa district of Charlotte, an urban, "artsy" section of the city. I'll also be taking my keyboard to play live music for the grand opening celebration. I'm excited! :)

09-28-2009, 01:14 AM
Wonderful items n lovely color ...gud lucks

09-28-2009, 05:37 AM
how cute! interesting wool choices too.. a nice range there I think

09-28-2009, 06:33 AM
Thanks everyone! :)

Believe it or not, I finished up the hat and booties late last night. Here they are!

I think they turned out so cute!

09-28-2009, 11:24 AM
Nice work on everything Sandy! I especially love that little hat!! :heart:

09-28-2009, 11:52 AM
I reallly love the baby hat and booties. The buttons on the booties look really nice with that color. How fun to get to knit and have your items on display!

09-28-2009, 12:12 PM
I think they're all cute! Wish I could get a job knitting.

09-28-2009, 01:12 PM
Thank you all for the love! :)

Wish I could get a job knitting.
Just check with your local yarn shop, and ask if they need any help knitting or crocheting samples. Each shop has a different pay system. Some of them will pay money...others give you a store credit for yarn. (I usually choose the yarn.) cloud9

09-28-2009, 08:40 PM
Everything looks terrific, but I especially like the baby hat and booties.

09-29-2009, 05:59 AM
Thanks! :)

I'm looking forward to the grand opening celebration this Friday at Yarnhouse (http://www.yarnhouseknits.com). If any of you are in the area, come and check it out. I'll be playing my keyboard, as the "live musician" for the party. :thumbsup:

09-29-2009, 04:52 PM
Congrats! What a great "gig!" :) All you samples look fabulous!

09-30-2009, 02:28 AM
How exciting to be involved in the grand opening. Your knitted items really show the yarns off well, which I'm sure is the object.

09-30-2009, 04:28 AM
How exciting, Sandy!

Love the little Mary Jane booties . . . they are just precious.

09-30-2009, 10:35 AM
Thank you all! :woohoo:
I'm really looking forward to it. :cheering:

09-30-2009, 11:54 AM
Way to go, Sandy! I'm so happy for you! The shop better appreciate you!