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Hats 168 and 169: Craft Caddy from The Knitter


Pink folding box with 3 pockets, and two hats perched on it

Sleepy kitteh cameo

This is the free craft caddy I got with my £1-for-3-issues offer of The Knitter. 🙂 Admittedly, it smells of plastic for a few days after you unwrap it, but I’m finding it really useful because I can always locate the list to tick off the hats. Speaking of, check out the hats today! One has a go-faster stripe. I guess technically they *all* have go faster stripes, but hey, shhhh.

ETA: By the way, I have started the April Challenge on 750words.com and it is really good! What a relief to get all this stuff out of my head when I start my day. Also, I am already a turkey. *beam*

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Hats 160 and 161: Spot the hats


It's hidden in plain sight!

A clue? You want a *clue*?

Here are two hats made with that pink Luxury Soft Cotton DK by Sirdar. (In case you are curious, it’s a very splitty and slippery yarn, but makes a nice soft fabric with a lovely drape.) One is using some of the 5-ply from the Epic Shawl.

As you can see, I got my issue 17 of The Knitter through the post today. It was in a special offer – I get three issues worth £5.99 in the shops, plus a free craft caddy, for £1! Yes, that is ONE BRITISH POUND.

In other news, I have made a nice header! I win!

ETA: You may enjoy following my friend Mazzle’s blog, which can be found over at http://mazzlestar.wordpress.com – do iiiiit!

Hats 138 and 139: Mattie’s dessert of choice


A purple and cream striped hat, and a white hat with red flecks and a red bobble

Yom? Discuss.

Mattie, who is wonderful and has made my windows all fabulous. pointed out that the one on the right has a cherry on top and reminds her of blancmange, and the one on the left reminds her of yoghurt. Who can argue with Mattie? No one, that’s who.

You’ll be pleased to know that my knitting work has come to an end for the time being, and I although I enjoyed almost every minute of it, I am pleased to be back to my usual knitting routine. I will be catching up as best I can, and I have some guest-blogging posts coming up too. 🙂 Watch this space.

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?

Hats 113 and 114: Live Long and Prosper


It's just 'cos I thought it'd show off the earflaps best, really...

And there we have it, I am up to date with the hat-knitting!

I love the yarn in the one on the left, it was random-act-of-kindness yarn, but I’ve run out. I also used up the last of that yummy Sirdar Country Style DK on that stripe.

I have no idea what the yarn is for the hat on the right, but it’s got lovely stitch definition and it’d make lovely baby clothes.

Back to reading now – I’m having a whooshy head day, and reading helps distract me from feeling like I’m falling over when I’m still sat down!

Hats 111 & 112: Gender neutral


Rosa the kitteh, with two striped bobble hats

Rosa is a feminist kitteh, she approves.

So, two hats today! I am only one hat behind now. The first hat is misc pink acrylic with stripes of Sirdar Country Style DK (very nice indeed), and the second is blue and pink – gender neutral, once again chosen by Sir Kirsty.

I could just do one more hat tonight and be up to date, but I’ve had a busy few days and now I’m tired so I’m going to read in the bath. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm bath.


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