Friday, March 29, 2013

cabled bracelets

I have loads of scraps of yarn leftover from all the knitting I've been doing. Last week, it occurred to me that I might be able to create something with all of the bits and bobs. I got the idea to try to make some cabled bracelets and, after a few false starts, I came up with a design that looks like a braid.

cable knit bracelets 
and then I got addicted to knitting these little bangles!
cable knit bracelets
Three different collections are in the shop. Mint and grey, cream, coral red and navy, and ombré grey.
ombré grey cabled bracelets
They're a lot of fun and would look great stacked together, as shown, or individually.

In the meantime, the shop is full of hats and wristwarmers. Have a peek!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

More wristwarmers

I'm been knitting so much lately. So much, in fact, that I have developed what my optometrist says is "occupational myopia." Yup. My formerly-perfect vision is now a little less than perfect in my left eye because I KNIT TOO MUCH.

So how's this for irony? I'm knitting MORE in order to sell more handknits so I can pay for my new glasses! At least this means there are lots of lovely handknits in the shop!

Pubnico Point wristwarmers in grey. 
Pubnico Point mitts in light grey and dark grey. As a self-professed tea addict, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to pair these fingerless mitts with a nice cuppa. So cozy.
Pubnico Point wristwarmers in dark grey. 
My new glasses arrived late last week and I can't believe how clear everything is, even though my prescription is pretty minimal. 
They're the Miles frames from Warby Parker, in case you're wondering!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Black slouches!

People began requesting black hats almost as soon as I opened my etsy shop. The problem was that I couldn't get black yarn from either of my sources. I guess that's what I get for using a discontinued yarn to knit my hats.

That's where Ravelry comes in. I searched people's stashes and found someone on Ravelry who had 10 skeins of black yarn she was willing to part with, so I snapped it up. Two hats were already spoken for before I started knitting, and soon two more were sold!

  black Minique's slouch
Now there's only one black Abbotts Harbour slouch left, so if you're in the market for a handknit black hat, get it while you can!
black Abbotts Harbour slouch

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

So, I've been busy . . .

A few weeks ago, a friend mentioned that a store in Indianapolis was looking to sell some handknit wash cloths. She encouraged me to contact Homespun to see if they were interested in stocking my wash cloths. I sent off an application and only two days later, I got an answer. Not only did they want my wash cloths, they also wanted my hats and wristwarmers! I had enough wash cloths to send off, but I needed to knit many, many more hats and mitts to fill their order. I started knitting, and knitting, and knitting some more! Finally, today I'm sending off a big box full of these beauties to Indiana!

So, I've been busy.
I'm so excited to have my handknits in a real store. This is so huge for me.

In the meantime, there's a new grey ombré Abbotts Harbour slouch in the shop! It was a little experiment and I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I'm kind of in love with this one. <3

Ombré Abbotts Harbour slouch

Ombré Abbotts Harbour slouch