Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Yarnalong


I am knitting hats....hat after hat after hat, in fact
because as of last night,  my new Etsy shop is officially up and open for business!
Tinker Creek Handknits.

I had to share my excitement about a new kind of knitting and designing
that I've been thinking about for years and years
as you know, if you've read my blog for a while.
A place to buy finished handknits as well as find knitting patterns to all the handknits featured in the store.

Wish me luck! And if you could...yes, I'm begging for love...could you favorite my store on Etsy? 
Ok, enough about all that, I'm done.
 I just finished knitting the hat that you see in the picture above and I"m reading Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.  

This is the fascinating pull of the book: the author spent years collecting vintage photographs of the most unique, interesting, weird and mysterious kind- and then built a story around them. He includes the photographs in the book. They are sprinkled throughout the pages. So,when you read of  a new character, you know that in a couple pages you will see the bizarre vintage photo that inspired the character. Or the place. Or time. There's a lot of time travelling in the book, too.
What are you knitting or reading?
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

YarnAlong



I'm enjoying knitting mitts of my own design from Cascade 220 in the color Oyster.
These mitts will some day show up in my future Etsy store; both the mitts and the pattern will be for sale. They match the hat from last week.  

And I"m reading Clara Parkes' The Knitter's Book of Yarn! I'm actually not reading it all the way through, but I want to re-visit some facts about wool and why it is such a wonderful, wearable, breathable and durable natural fiber. Isn't it? :)




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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Yarnalong



I think I was reading Taproot at last week's Yarnalong, or maybe the week before....
I am still not finished with the issue, partly because I have so little time to read
but also because I savor each and every page of the magazine!

Each page is a work of art. 

I have finished another hat of my own design, which I am excited about.
It's my favorite hat by far. 
I took pictures of Lauren wearing it (it's a child's size) and they made me crazy happy!
This hat will end up in one (or both) of two places: on Ravelry, once I write the pattern up, and Etsy, once I set my store up. 
Etsy is transitioning to a new "look" on April 5, so I am waiting to set up until after that date. 
In the meantime, the work of setting up shop is kicking my butt!
Designing the hats (just 5 so far), knitting them, photographing them on models (which are mostly my children, who are not as enthusiastic as I am about photo shoots...?? 
not to mention learning the ins and outs of Etsy.... it's a lot. But fun. And worth it.
Join everyone at Ginny's on Small Things for more knitting and reading!