Sunday, June 03, 2007

I'm Dreaming Hats And Socks

Well that is how it seems here at Shazzas Knits at the moment. I have finished the 8ply socks that were an order, they are an old Patons Totem pattern knitted on 3mm needles giving them a nice firm fabric.


Now check out the awesome sock blockers that they are displayed on. Now obviously these are mens socks and the blockers are womens but look, they have 'Shazza' indented into them making them uniquely mine! Now I got them from a lovely lady Helen who is a blogger whose blog can be found here

So that is the sock dreaming part of this post, now for the hat dreaming. I have been busy making hats for my Etsy shop because they have been selling quite well. I am chuffed but at the same time there is always a little bit of 'oh what if they hate them?' each time I pack them up and mail them out. The photo below is of one of my newest ones which I love, it is made from Bendigo Rustic pacifica which is a beautiful opal blue colour.

There are many more but way too many to post here and besides anyone visiting my blog would curse me for all the photos.

So now you can maybe understand why I have hats and socks whirling around in my head at night. I am working on some mens hats made from some yummy camo wool hand dyed by Katt who is about to open her own Etsy store, aren't you Katt?? Head on over to her blog and demand ask her to ;) So hopefully I will have them to show you next time. Till then, happy knitting.

16 comments:

Katt said...

OMG that is so funny!!! I have listed!! Dont send people to demand!! means all overseas folk can buy from me now (assuming the paypal works)....

I so cant wait to see the hats in the camo wool!

I am worried about what people think of my sock wool when I am posting it..But so far its all been good! :D

Katt

Rachael said...

I'd love a set of sock blockers, so Helen please visit and pass on your email!!

You have been very busy Sharon!

Btw, I finished a pair of socks using your pattern, and taught my mum to knit socks (over the phone!!) using it as well! Great pattern, thanks for sharing it! (oh and it's on Ravelry!!)

Helen said...

Hi Sharon, I got your email as soon as we got home. I am really glad you like the sock blockers.

The hats and socks look fantastic so you shouldn't worry about people not liking them.
Glad to hear Katt's opening an Etsy store.

2paw said...

Those socks look great Sharon!! And your hats are very unique, no wonder they sell like hotcakes!! I've been to Katt's shop!! How exciting!! Though I am sad to see she's NOT selling the screwed up ball of paper I sent her!!!

AR said...

Great socks and sock blockers! I think your hat is adorable, too.

tiennie said...

I'm on a bit of a hat and sock craze myself! Yours are very nice and I don't mind lots of pics!

sherriknits said...

Wow, you are busy! That hat is cool. I am so glad you are doing well!

Ann said...

Congratulations on your sales - your hats & socks look great - no wonder people are buying! Keep on knitting!

knitseashore said...

You knit so fast!! I think that's a great idea to knit men's things. There aren't too many out there; mostly women's hats and socks.

Michelle said...

hi Sharon!! glad your etsy store is bzbzbz buzzing!! ^_^

those sock blockers are so cool!!! makes taking pictures of the socks much easier too!!!

Jen said...

I came to your blog through reading some of the etsy forums. Your stuff is great!

Jen
http://knittinglikecrazy.etsy.com

Sometimes Unwilling Guru said...

Yep you can certainly turn them out,LOL
Im averaging thick socks in ten days but not for me(my feet are cold too) I keep saying yes to requests,and I dont get paid as its for friendship but its fun!!!!

Larjmarj said...

Very nice work as always. Mr. Larj has one pair of hand knit sock that he deemed, uncomfortable. Needless to say.
Love the hat, the colors are very subtle, nice.

Knittinreed said...

Hi Sharon- Thanks for stopping by! Long time no "see." I think we are all too darned busy.
Your socks are great! As is the current hat.

Violet said...

Hi, Just thought I'd let you know. A lady is wanting a knitted cap at OZtion. (Aussie auction site) Maybe a potential sale for you?!
Here's the link: http://www.oztion.com.au/Community/topic.aspx?t=wanted&tid=132929

I saw your esty shop previously and thought of you when I saw the wanted ad at OZtion. lol

zippiknits said...

Wow Sharon, when you finally post, you really go for it. hehe. Great to see what you've been up to. All the all the new ideas and stufffff flowing from your fingertips. I'm slacking because life got to busy. A row a day or maybe not. Turning a sock heel tomorrow maybe. The blockers for socks are very nice. DH and I were talking about maybe he would make be some last week when he put is trekkers into the dryer. KILL KILL!