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Old 01-13-2008, 05:34 PM   #1
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Need some Ideas for a spring auction
Hey you all! I need some ideas. I am a part of a sorority that does a spring craft auction to fund a scholarship. I would like to do knitted or crocheted items this year. Any ideas on what might bring in some good money but not to be too difficult to pull off?
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:13 PM   #2
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Depends on how well the people who wll be buying know knitting. Socks are always popular. My aunt recently knit a baby surprise jacket for a craft sale. Maybe other baby items? People always seem to like dishcloths too.
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There is a always scarves, headbands,mittens.
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Perhaps a simple afghan, people seem to "get it" a little more when it's something they can throw on the back of the couch and use on a regular basis. Depending on your climate I would also suggest mittens, again, regularly used, people have to own them anyway. If you're into fair isle that tends to impress people a lot and might bring in more than a single color item.
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bath mitts and soaps
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Originally Posted by mom2hancj View Post
Hey you all! I need some ideas. I am a part of a sorority that does a spring craft auction to fund a scholarship. I would like to do knitted or crocheted items this year. Any ideas on what might bring in some good money but not to be too difficult to pull off?
Who's the craft auction geared toward? College age, the surrounding community (meaning all ages - little kids through adults), other groups? If you've geared it toward the whole community, if you can find some knit animal patterns, kids always LOVE stuffed animals....and then you can do little sweaters and stuff to go on them. I know I've beat this horse to death, but I'm doing little bags ("Knitted Pouch" by Janelle Schlossman) for goodie bags for my upcoming class reunion. There're pretty small - just enough for some little items - but do them up in the school colors, find a little knick-knack (you can find all kinds of little things like little charms, inexpensive chains, etc.) to put in them, put them for sale as a "grab bag" type thing.
Also, there's always the dishcloths, hair scrunchies, scarves, etc.
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I also saw somewhere soap sacks. I can't find the link I was looking for, but did find others. The one I originally saw used wool and felted as you used it and the soap inside dissolved. The ones I found by googling were reusable.
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Thanks so much you all for the ideas!!

We are in West Texas...major hot here. I am thinking about soap sweater set with a face cloth and some nice bath products in a felt bag thingy. I am thinking about a felted easter basket with some knitted easter eggs, maybe a knitted bunny. The bath mitts for kids would be a good idea too.

Thanks a ton and keep em coming. It is geared toward the whole community and i want to keep it size specific...hats, mittens, and scarves aren't needed a ton around here. Thanks again.
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Thanks so much you all for the ideas!!

We are in West Texas...major hot here. I am thinking about soap sweater set with a face cloth and some nice bath products in a felt bag thingy. I am thinking about a felted easter basket with some knitted easter eggs, maybe a knitted bunny. The bath mitts for kids would be a good idea too.

Thanks a ton and keep em coming. It is geared toward the whole community and i want to keep it size specific...hats, mittens, and scarves aren't needed a ton around here. Thanks again.
What about an openwork coverup for swimming, etc?
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Knitting Pattern Central also has a cute pattern called "Rose of Sharon Lace Hat and Bag". It would be really cute for kids, and since it's done in cotton, would be a nice way to keep their heads protected from the sun.
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