Sunday, May 29, 2016

Winter is Coming

It's been a busy time....choosing yarn....sketching....swatching....making....photographing
and then posting....pinning....Instagraming...promoting

It's been exciting creative work that I love. It absorbs me, constantly keeps my creative wheels turning, and has provided new connections with other people (mostly through social media)

it's also discouraging at times...I'm trying to sell wool and alpaca winter May.
So that explains a lot - it's just not time yet for people to care about and buy these things.

So I'm adding some fun organic cotton beanies to the shop for spring and summer, just to see if I can scare up some business, but if not, that's OK.

And starting up a small business takes a lot of hard work and perseverance and even more courage!
But the point of all this is to enjoy the creative challenge and make connections....that's the essence of this silly little Etsy shop called Tinker Creek Handknits.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Tinker Creek Handknits

You're looking at the new awesome logo - thank you Sarah Burns at Sarah Burns Prints! -
of Tinker Creek Handknits, my real online shop on Etsy.
Handknits and patterns for sale!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


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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