Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hats Off

It was an absolutely lovely morning, sunny and 60 degrees. I spent about an hour here, just being one with the universe, or whatever. It's the first time this year I've been able to spin here, so I chose this environment over my S.A.D light. The forecast is for possible snow tonight and a low of 17 degrees in the morning. I will be one with my grow light tomorrow morning for sure.
Mim and I took a drive up to the Doyle post office to check on the best way to ship hat kits. I told her to meet me at the mailboxes at 1:00. The P.O. is closed from 12:30-1:30 - oops - and so we waited. Mim noticed the rail across the roof to prevent sheets of snow from bombing patrons. Interesting.
We thought it would be nice to drive home on a loop of the old highway that threads its way through old established ranches. We were the only car on the road so I stopped to snag this picture of Long Valley. It is a very long valley and especially pretty this time of year. I love our clouds. They are such an adornment
I came home, inspired to get hat kits finished and uploaded to Etsy. I have a bin for my Shetland skeins and so sorted through and started building some completed kits. I hadn't realized it, but some of these skeins are several years old. All three of these are from Ollie - that's now much he has faded in the last three years.
I have completed four kits so far. I have more yarn, but I had no idea how many steps and how much time it would take to make just one hat kit. I thought I'd just pop them up on Etsy. What was I smoking??


Cindie Kitchin eweniquely ewe said...

great packaging!
so what's your etsy shop name so I can check it out?

Laura said...

I don't know, will you share?

Seriously - Ollie's skeins would make a great hat together, the one-sheep wonder!

I'm about halfway through the hat, and other than wishing the row #'s were on the chart, it's great!

Benita said...

That's the link to your Etsy shop?

Valerie said...

Wow, that does look like a gorgeous day!! We are finally having a sunny day here after what seems like a month of rain.

Good luck with the hat kit sales.

Evelyn said...

Your spinning spot looks so perfect, as do the hat kits! Good luck with the sales.

weavinfool said...

Are you going to be at Spindle Camp in a few weeks? If so, could you bring soap? I'll bring my money.

Jodi said...

The kits look awesome, as do those sunny skies.