So far, my new facebook/blog experiment is going well, even though I've had less time than I thought to devote to my projects....which is a good thing. I've been working at least two days a week, and lately substituting has started to pick up a bit (I blame spring fever). Luckily, I've gotten a few responses from friends who like my work (yaaay!) and requested purchases. So thank you thank you thank you, those of you who have been interested and supportive of my obsessive hobby....with Tyler neck-deep in grad school and no teaching positions opening up, every little bit counts!
I actually made these two hats while on prep during a few sub jobs.....I'm a little in love with the red and black one, which can be worn in many different ways, depending on how you roll the brim (or not). Leave it be, and it has a long, slouchy look, roll it up and you can slouch it slightly in the back, and push it to the side, almost like a beret (my favorite!). It's very versatile and very warm. It's bulkier and thicker than a normal beanie due to the fact that I used two strands of yarn throughout (burgundy and a black speckled weave), and I'm really happy with the color result.
With the blue beanie, I experimented with a pattern, using a deep blue yarn. I absolutely love this color because it looks good on pretty much anyone. This one is a much thinner, all-weather hat, as opposed to the black and burgundy beanie, which is meant more for fall/winter (to keep nice and cozy!).
My friend Crystal from Santa Cruz emailed me a little while ago requesting a purple and green scarf. I found a skein of light green yarn with the same speckled weave as the black I used in the burgundy hat and used that with a rich purple. Looking at the final product, I realize a little shamelessly that I was indeed influenced by the Gryffindor scarves from the Harry Potter movies....and I wish I could keep it. :)
As always, if you see anything you like, in any style or color, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a message on facebook. I'd love to make anything custom....right now I'm focusing on hats and scarves, but purses and hand/legwarmers are soon to come! Check out more of my work and prices on my facebook page under "Photos."