Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Knitting Weather

After an Indian Summery start to Autumn, suddenly it's all rainy and dark and it feels like Winter is just around the corner. As I write this it's bucketing down outside, so hard that I've had to crank up the volume on the teev just hear to Russell's machinations on Survivor. (Sorry, Evil Russell I should say). Now I'm wishing that I was further along in the jumper I've been knitting!

Speaking of knitting, remember the piece I designed and knitted for work? I discovered today that yesterday someone was so in love with the window sample that they bought it right out of the window! We do sell our shop samples but they are really expensive. By the time we've paid a sample knitter for their time to make it, plus added in the cost of the yarn (in this case 12 balls of yarn that sell for $10.90 a pop) you're looking at an expensive garment.

In one sense it's almost a pain to sell the samples, because we have to find an available sample knitter to make another and in that time the sales of the patterns and yarns for that item usually grind to a halt. I'm dead chuffed that someone liked it enough to buy it though!

Meanwhile, back to the knitting. That jumper won't make itself.


LynS said...

It cowl (?) was so lovely I can imagine the right person desiring it intensely. Well done.

Kris said...

I always thought we should do like some of the Vintage shops do and put a sign up that says they're only on sale after a certain date. That way someone can have it if they really want it, but we get to keep it in the window for a few months.

But great job! I told you it was gorgeous. :)

Cecilia said...

I'm not surprised. It is very stylish!