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.


Michelle said...

ooh...congrats on getting more order!! and a wholesale opportunity too?? business is going great for you!! huggies!!

tiennie said...

Your hats are wonderful! Congrats on getting more and more business and opportunities!

Ann said...

That's exciting on the wholesale business - if it gets really big all of us will have to help out - I am ready! Nice hats!

2paw said...

Nice hats as usual, I expect it hasn't gone to your head though!! I like gloves, I like making all the fingers!! Good luck with your new venture: I think you should call yourself "Nothing to Wine about"!!!!

metal and knit said...

I can say taking on these extra wholesale orders can be daunting. I have been knitting and crocheting for 2 alpaca farms over the past 7 and a half years and well one is currently renovating so im in down time for that one and the other has orders mainly for the cooler months although it needs a heirloom set for the alpaca conference in march 2008. I havehad to stop basically all my other knitting during this time and it means i have a pile of yarn I am yet to knit for me. So with a down time now the me knitting is great and I have actually stopped taking orders outside for the break.

Anonymous said...

I think Aussie Mel in a nutshell would probably love to help you out as she knits these baby items.
heres her link

Suzi said...

Wow! That's what I love to hear hand knitting making such an impact! Wholesale indeed? Whatever next?

Which is why I like that inventors show, a indivdual with a bit of ingenuity and effort can accomplish so much.

Well done!

On a side note, am ye tto take a picture, but I guess I won't be after the pattern any more! Love love love love the mitts!

AR said...

Yay for you! It's always good to be busy with too much of something you love.

amanda j said...

Lovely hats! Sounds like you have a great opportunity and some thinking to do!

Larjmarj said...

Wow! You are a busy girl. Glad to hear that the Etsy thing is going great for you. I need to get my butt in the basement and get to work on my bench ASAP.

Anonymous said...

I scoured your blog looking for the cabled shrug...Was it too awful to motivate?

Sharon said...

Hi anonymous, I love the pattern but it is definately one of those that has been shoved to the back of the crafting cupboard, for now.

Lets just say that I love fun knitting and this wasn't one that I would call a fun knit, pattern on every row with no plain knit rows always are a chore for me :(

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