Here are some of the handmade items I plan to have for sale Saturday at the Riceville Christmas Market at the Riceville community center from 10 – 4.
The first two pictures are School Colors reversible beanies and are of totally machine washable and dryable superwash wool blend. Next is a basketweave beanie that I designed of alpaca, wool, silk and bamboo- it should be handwashed and dried flat. The next picture is a supersoft alpaca knit scarf with wool/ silk trim and matching fingerless gloves. These are also only handwashable. The last two pictures are the basketweave scarf that matches the beanie- this is also alpaca, wool and silk and bamboo and must be handwashed.
I just received 20 skeins of natural Euroflax sport. I have no record of anyone having ordered this yarn- if you have been waiting for this-PLEASE contact me right away. I don’t really have space to store this.
On Nov. 17 from 11 until 3 we will be at the new Venezia Dream Farm on Pisgah View Drive in Candler for the first open farm day at this new location. I will have handmade items and the 3 other farms participating will also have nice warm items(and we will also have wonderful alpaca yarn) just in time for Christmas. On Dec. 8 all of us will once again be at the Riceville Community Center for their fire department’s Holiday Market- a great place to shop for all kinds of holiday gifts and treats while supporting that community’s volunteer firefighters.
We will once again be at SAFF in the usual spot and this year Cindy Richardson will join Martha and me in the booth. I am teaching 4 crochet classes this year and two of them are already full. Once again I will have my overstocked yarn on sale – Martha and Cindy are going to have fleeces and roving to sell and all of us should have some finished items and maybe some handspun yarn.
On another note, new pictures of the farm are up on the realtors website-including pictures of how we redid the sunroom. Still trying to figure out what I am going to do with all my houseplants(which are still outside) for the winter. Those that can dormant will go in the basement but not sure what will happen to the others. Anybody want an avocado tree that is over 6 foot tall?
Lorien will be at Last Penny Farm Alpacas for National Alpaca Farm Days September 29 and 30 from 11- 4 both days. We will have yarn and handmade items for sale there and hope to be demonstrating crochet with roving made from our own alpaca fiber. For directions to the farm see Last Penny’s website, www.lastpennyfarmalpacas.com or click here.
To check out the official National Alpaca Farm Days poster, click here (PDF).