Aaaand Relax!

Phew, my fingers don’t know what hit them!  I’ve spent the last couple of months knitting beanie hats for the Oxford Blues ice hockey team, and I finally finished a couple of days ago.  This was my first large knitting order and I’m so pleased with the results.

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Some members of the team sporting their new hats…

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Keep up to date with the team on their Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/OxfordIceHockey/

I’m now in the process of re-adding some made to order listings to my Etsy shop, so the digital shelves are looking a bit healthier again!

I do still have a few personal projects to catch up with, but I’m planning on spending a day or two behind my little anvil soon – so watch this space!

Vibrant Hats

BlueYellowHatI’ve finished posting my new series of funky slouchy hats to my Etsy shop!  It’s maybe not the best time of year to be doing this seeing as the sun is finally coming out, but I’m  sure my international customers from colder climes will still appreciate their cosy warmth!

OrangeBlueHat3I’m also very pleased with how my photos are turning out in my new livingroom.  Because we have windows at both ends I can get loads of natural light streaming in and creating a well balanced, natural looking photo.  I’m going to start retaking photos for the rest of my products, as I think some of them might be overly bright in comparison!

So I hope you enjoy my new hats – I’ve created a design to suit the bold,PinkGreenHat3 as well as the more reserved hat wearer, from toxic green and pink to creamy white cables.

BlackYellowHat2There will be more to follow in time, so don’t forget to check back often, or follow me on Twitter/like my Facebook page to be kept up to date with new additions.

 

The Week Ahead – Hats!

I’ve been putting my KnitPro interchangeable circular needles to good use this past week by trying to knit my first slouchy hat!  In the past2013-10-10 19.00.06[2] I’ve just bought specific circular needles for whatever project I was about to begin, but these interchangeable needles definitely make much better economic sense!  I really wanted to get the colourful wooden range (because they look so pretty to knit with!), but wooden needles tend to make me want to cut my fingers off 2013-10-10 21.55.50[1]after a few hours of knitting – they’re so painful!  These metal ones however are a dream to knit with and I love that hats are so much faster to knit than my usual scarves!

Slouchy hats seem to be very in at the moment so I’m going to have a play around and create my own pattern once I get the size right.  I’ll hopefully have a new hat section in my shop soon!2013-10-10 21.59.00[1]

This week I’m also planning to fill up my Folksy shop which has been a bit neglected.  I spent a lot of time adding new listings when I first opened a few months ago, but haven’t been very good at adding more.  I think I just need to put a few hours aside and get to it – Christmas is coming after all!  Because I spend all day on the computer at work I prefer to spend my evenings knitting in front of the telly instead of spending more time staring at a computer screen… but my shop isn’t going to be successful if it’s empty!

This week is also Wool Week!  I’m going to try very hard to avoid all of the amazing wool sales that normally take place this week – I still have a massive pile of unused balls of wool so I don’t think I’d be too popular if I filled the cupboard even more without using my existing stash first!