Posts Tagged 'blue'

Hats 265 to 266: Freaked out


Two freakish hats made of eyelash yarn

ARRRRGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

D’you know what? Anxiety, it sucks, it really does. The wonderful Hannah gave me some balls of crazy eyelash yarn (she’s also making me a corset! and a baby! but she is keeping the baby), which I don’t like working with, but it makes some great hat brims. I had no other wool on me but everyone else was knitting, so I thought I’d knock up a quick tiny hat entirely of eyelash yarn. What’s the worst that could happen?

I will tell you! Knitting with the eyelash yarn made me really really overly terrified. Properly stuck-in-a-tiny-box terrified. I had to put it away in my bag, and I finished it later with ordinary yarn because I couldn’t face the eyelash stuff again. Which is why the hat on the left is mostly eyelash yarn, with a blue bit on the top. It’s like a big fuzzy wig with a tight-fitting hat on top, no?

The second hat was more, er, under control. And I’m still up to date!

Hats 185 and 186: :O I could wear them!


Two tiny hats on one ordinary sized head

Cunningly held invisibly in place by... hatpins?

Can you believe, it never occurred to me to *wear* the things? It took me 184 hats to work that out. It’s not like there’s anything to discourage me from wearing them, amirite?

(No, Lottie, you are not rite.)

PS: I am up to date! Hurrah! And I’m having a couple of days of being a hermit, so I hope to *stay* that way, too.

Hats 182 to 184: Biggles


Three striped hats with big bobbles, in the wool box

Floofloofloof

These hats are extremely bobbled.

With Big bobbles.

Biggles.

Hats 162 to 165: Textured


Stroke screen for full texture appreciation

Voila, I am all up to date with the hats! I thought this day would never come! Two of them, the hats with purple in, are a fascinating combination of textures – the purple is rough, and the pink is smooth, slippery cotton. They’re great to feel with your eyes closed.

This is what I will be reading tonight, relevant, hey? Soon I’m going to be starting a Ravelry bookring, and this book will be registered on BookCrossing to make it easier to track.

Today I did epic planting and gardening, and now I’m watching Glee and working on my sock yarn blanket. I just watched the pilot of Glee, so for people who remember the closing song, here is a Spotify link for you.

Hat 140: Daveness


Purple bobble hat, with light blue, grey/green and black bands.

See the resemblance?

This hat is in honour of Dave, who is lovely. Like Dave, this hat is funky, sexy, colourful and tasteful. It fits well and suits any situation.

It contains some light blue Rowan Cashsoft DK, which was (in my opinion) a little lighter than your average DK, a bit splitty but very silky and great stitch definition. There’s also some black King Cole DK Merino, which is lovely and soft, and heavier than the cotton I’ve been working with for the last week or so.

It’s enabled me to use up some of the little bits and bobs in the wool box. I really enjoyed knitting it. It even has a purple acrylic bobble on top, and was worth getting out the proper camera for.

Just like Dave.

Hats 119-121: Lurrrrve


Three stripey hats, two with bobbles

The lighting is not great due to I could not be bothered

Voila! Will try to knit two hats tomorrow to be up to date, but let’s be honest, it might not happen due to Fran and Dave (eeeeeeeee!!!!!!) coming to stay! They’ve come all the way from Sheffield and I’ve not seen them in a squillion years! It’s all very exciting, and then I have to make a big meal for everyone. I cannot decide between risotto and soup, though Dan has expressed a preference for soup. I will think about it tomorrow. Now, to have a go with the sock yarn blanket. 🙂

This post was hardly about hats at all, was it? Can you tell I’m excited?

PS: That sock listing has over 3,000 views now!

Hats 115 and 116: Epic Fame


One with a blue fringe, one with a pink brim and red bobble

It's the crazy wool again! Run awayyyyy

Today I managed to catch up a bit on the hats I’ve not been making for the past couple of days. It’s been a bit stressful and tired here, and I’m sorry I’ve been a bit lax. I should do three tomorrow, if I can.

But, today was also exciting! Because I did something I’ve been meaning to do for a while.

It has always bugged me that crafters on Etsy, Folksy, etc etc, undervalue their crafts and then undervalue everyone else’s, too. But it’s not something I’m furious about, because there’s no way anyone can make a living by knitting. People on Rav get really caught up in issues about:

  • Copyright. “What if I design a pattern and then someone else knits it up and sells it? I find that offensive!” (If you wrote a pie recipe and someone made one and sold it, you wouldn’t be owed a penny, so shush.)
  • Undervaluing. “Someone on Etsy (or similar) is selling wristwarmers, custom made, for £/$/€ 5! That barely covers yarn costs. How are we meant to make a living if people aren’t charging sensible money for their time?” (Some people are silly and don’t value themselves, and that’s nothing to do with you, so shush. I have to say this to myself sometimes.)

But the great thing is, neither of these things matter. Because if you were to charge sensible money for your hours of knitting time, no one would buy it. It’s basically impossible to make a living from actual knitting. (Selling your patterns, if you work hard, is possible.) In this particular handmade craft site listing, I point out the time taken to knit a very simple item, convert it to money (a bit over minimum wage), add on extra expenses, and then mark the price at this realistic amount. It’s a pair of stockinette socks, and it’s priced at £208.70. (ETA: There’s a discussion on Rav here, if you’d like to join in.)

The page has had, since 11:30am this morning (about 12 hours ago), 1624 hits. That is, to me, phenomenal. More than four times the number of visitors this blog had when Innocent promoted it. It’s been retweeted on Twitter 30 times that I know of. That is like FAME. None of the people that saw the listing had this blog URL though. 😛

Exciting, hey?


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