RL has been a bit rough lately, even with getting to teach 2 classes for a couple of months. That should have eased things up - but all it really did was allow me to get a couple of backlogged things in order. Unfortunately, there were lots more where those had come from, and so......
I came up with a new venture, and have started making scarves on demand.
I'm in the process of figuring out pricing and stuff. I started too low, and am making adjustments as I get more people interested. As of now, I have gotten 14 orders. I've completed 2 so far and have 2 more on the needles. I'm gonna have to step up my pace if people want to have these before the winter weather hits!
The first 2 scarves were both knit from the same yarn, a now-discontinued bright-and-cheery rainbow self-striping variegate. I'm really, really sorry they discontinued this yarn! I also used the same stitch on them both - a very quick-to-knit-up variation on a waffle pattern. (pics below)
I also have 2 other patterns I'm playing with. One is a diagonal rib stitch, which is taking longer to knit than I anticipated, partly because I keep making mistakes with it. I love the look, but I may abandon that stitch if it doesn't settle down soon. Normally, I like knitting that makes me think a bit, but right now that's just not helpful! The other is a pattern I'm making up. It is based on my favorite washcloth, but I had to modify the pattern enough to get it to work for a scarf that I am considering it "mine."
I've also had two commissions for HP-based scarves, which will be fun, and for one infinity scarf, for which I need to do some gauge checking before I cast on for real. Once I am certain of my gauge, though, that one, too, should be easy to do (if i can get past the "cast on 178 stitches" part!)Here are the first 2 scarves: