Wednesday, July 16, 2008

My Favorite Creation

The theme for the Blog Carnival for Etsy Bloggers is "your favorite creation". The first answer that popped into my mind was that my most recent creation is usually my favorite creation. I feel that I am still developing and improving my craft. My favorite is often whatever I have just finished, until the next idea and next great creation comes along.


Since I recognized that was a bit of a cop-out, I thought about it some more and decided that my favorite all time creation is actually...... drum roll....

Day 91, Cabled Neck warmer, V2



This is my first (and so far my only) original knitting pattern. I created it while I was on vacation in Arizona and I've knitted it up many, many times in a variety of yarns. Each time, I love how it turns out. I've sold a dozen or so of these as finished products. I made one for my boyfriend and I made three in organic cotton to a buyer in Australia. Recently, I've made a few with Alpaca which are wonderfully soft and warm. I've sold 55 copies of this pattern. So, how could this NOT be my favorite?



My knitting needle holder got included in this great treasury today:



Treasury July 16 2008


This month's featured Etsy Blogger has some great items which could easily become favorites of mine. Check out A Keeper's Jackpot Etsy store and blog. I love the "Ear Candy" she wrote about in her most recent blog post. Doesn't it look good enough to eat!


10 comments:

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Its darling. You do really good work.

shanecrochets said...

beautiful pattern! i'm a crocheter, but if knitted i would definitely want to buy it. thanks for the rme link, too :).

Carla Sonheim said...

I also feel that my favorite creation is usually the most recent one! Great neck warmer!

A Keeper's Jackpot said...

I can see why its your favorite! Beautiful

thanks for the shout out :)

storybeader said...

I've always loved your neck warmers, are they called. Looking to buy one when the weather gets cool. I'm sure they will continue to do well. And think the knitting needle holder is adorable and perfect for the knitter

Brigid said...

That is gorgeous! I'm a pathetic knitter, so I know how much work you put into that design. I'm very impressed.

Patti said...

That is a great design and how lovely to make one with organic yarn!

Lily - Tulip's Talking from the said...

I LOVE organic and alpaca yarns, and the way your are able to make the twist/braid in your work.

Wish my neck got cold enough for one of them, I really like your favorite one too! But I get so hot, sometimes I lean on or put an ice pack on my back or neck.

Nice of you to include "Ear Candy".

~Lily

miesmama said...

I absolutely love and adore this neck warmer!!
When I feel up to tackling the cable stitch, this will hands-down be the first thing I knit!
Congrats on such an awesome pattern - a worthy favorite indeed.

Andrea said...

That looks so soft and warm. I think I might buy myself one when the weather cools off.