Friday, March 23, 2007

Deficiencies of a non Wool Knitter

I am doing one craft show this spring and it is a drop off type but you have to work one 4 hour shift. My shift was last night. I check out how my stuff was doing and it looked as if my soaps and potions were doing really well compared to the other two soap vendors Hooray!! I even got confirmation of this from the organizer of the show. Little victory dance for me.

Then I walked around to see what else was in the little shop. I also wanted to see if the little bird house, pink and purple, wind chime the Princess saw on Sunday when I set up was still there and it was so I set it aside at the cash register so I could pay for it when I left. Princess really wanted it, she was having a really good week and it wasn't too expensive.

Then I saw some beautiful bags out of the corner of my eye. I walked up to the rack and they were in various colors, shapes, and sizes. I obviously couldn't touch them. They looked so interesting. Not that I ever carry a pocketbook or anything. As I got closer I realized they were in fact felted. I have seen tons of patterns and books on felting. I have seen tons of blogs and web sites on felting but, I obviously have never felted. You can only felt, so I have been told, with wool and since I cannot knit with wool nor any animal fibers I cannot felt.

It looks so fascinating the way the materials just blend together, the way the colors intertwine but it will never happen for me. I was not meant to be a wool knitter nor a capable of felting. A shame too she was asking a minimum of $85 a bag!

1 comment:

Sally said...

Well that stinks that you can't felt! I hadn't even thought of that before. But I'm glad to hear that you are doing well at the craft fair! And thanks for sending me the link to the Knitter's Treat Exchange - I joined!!