Monday, October 29, 2007

Three New Hats

Oh dear I just looked at the date of my last post and was shocked into posting about something, anything! Of course there have been lots of hat making, I would love to show you something different but I will have to save that for next time.

First up we have a brown aviator hat made from good old Bendigo Colonial 8ply.

Next we have what I call a chunky ski beanie made from Patons Inca.

Last but definately not least is my favourite hat, the Muse hat made from Bendigo Classic 12ply.

It appears that the rest of the world is cooling down so I have been getting a lot of orders at my shop which explains the lack of posting here, currently working on some black fingerless mens gloves. I have been asked to make some gloves with fingers so I am working on a pattern for funky but traditional gloves. It seems that fingerless gloves and mitts are very popular and no one is making the traditional glove anymore, with all those fingers I can easily see why! So hopefully they work out okay, I am knitting them in the round because I hate the thought of sewing all those seams.

I have also been approached about a possible wholesale opportunity with an Australian on line business, she is one of my customers and they are after handknitted longies, shorties and soakers for the cloth nappy community. Apparently the benefits of these soakers which are treated with lanolin are much more effective than the plastic pilchers in keeping baby dry and obviously much better for our planet. I haven't made a decision yet as we are still in early stages of discussions but it is exciting just the same as well as a little scary.
I probably would have to find a knitter who wanted to earn some extra $$$ to help me if I decide to do this as I am kept busy enough at the moment without taking on too much extra.

Hopefully it wont be as long between posts next time but until then, happy knitting.