Tuesday, June 2, 2015

I'm back at work (finally) on the ferry now so apologies for not keeping my blog up to date!

I've finished my bulk order for hats for my friend Barbara's artists' retreat later this month - 11 hats in total!

I'm really happy with how they turned out - I love the flower-hat design, it's one I created for an Etsy customer called Kim originally, so they are still called the 'Kim Hat' :)

I bought the great big 2kg cone of Donegal tweed wool from Springwools again, and still have enough left for a few more hats -- I'm going to take a bit of a rest from this colour though, after 11 hats I needed a change!

 So when I was looking for some 'colour' I remembered this 'art yarn' by Katia, which I had bought when we were in England earlier this year! The colours are so bright and so varied..it was just so much fun to work with.

 Then, for another change, I made some bath/shower puffs! A friend had sent me the link for a free pattern for them a while ago and I'd thought it would be something novel to make -- I've made a total of four of them so far but have only sold one (which is a bit disappointing) but hopefully sales will improve coming up to Christmas.

 And finally, yet more hats! The top has sold already :) I made a matching one for myself - I'd bought two balls of this yarn when we were in Germany and have since fallen in love with it.

I was looking online for a stockist who would sell over the internet and found one in Germany that offered free postage on orders over €99 -- so I ended up spending even more. This lot will keep me busy for quite a while.

 They even sent me a free pattern book :)

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