Friday, February 22, 2013

Hats on Parade

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 This morning, Liz asked me how many hats I had, and it occurred to me that I hadn't done a proper count in awhile. So I gathered up the troops for a rolecall. 

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I don't know what's up with my wide angle filter, being all soft-focus-y :-/

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Not pictured: Any hats that may or may not be in Doomsday Knits; any hats that are currently misplaced (Snowhemian and Varia at the very least... I'm sure they're hiding around here somewhere, probably together. The original Maelstrom is gone forever so I guess it doesn't count anymore.) Also, only hats made out of yarn counted. Not that I have a lot of non-yarn hats around. 

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*whhhommffpt*


Here are the totals: 
 -98 hats, all told (damn you Varia and Snowhemian, you could've made an even 100!) 
 -42 hats in Malabrigo
-40 design samples that I'm not supposed to be wearing 
-13 handspun hats 
-13 hats that live in my craft fair box and are theoretically "for sale" 
-10 hats in Madelinetosh 
-9 hats that need to be photographed and/or published 
-5 kid's hats (all in the craft fair box) 
-1 knit by Travis (on my head) 
-1 store-bought by me (gasp!)
-1 hand-me-down store-bought hat from my mother 
-1 store-bought chullo I found on a dumpster in college and which may or may not have been handknit in South America

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 I think maybe it's time to do some selling or donating. The thing is, a lot of the ones that are not a design sample (which I have to keep for trunk shows) or worn regularly are...well...kinda shitty and old. I wouldn't really want to pass them on to anyone. But they've been with me so long, it feels mean to frog them (plus the last thing I need is more yarn, especially unappealingly dusty and kinky yarn.)

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 Probably wouldn't hurt to put the "craft fair" ones up on etsy, seeing as I never do any craft fairs anymore. Hmmm... 


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Crap, I have to put all these back now, huh?

12 comments:

  1. I thought your etsy store was closed forever; I hope you start it up again! I already want to buy all your hats and I'm sure I'm not alone by any means. ^^

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    1. It kind of fizzled 'cause I never had time to make anything for it, but somehow I've ended up with a handful of sellable things, so perhaps I'll get around to photographing :-) I've heard rumors that they're going to start doing automatic pdf downloads, in which case I'll definitely reopen anyway to put my patterns back up. Whee!

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    2. even if you just had patterns up I think you'd have plenty of business. I really hope those rumors are true because that would be wicked convenient. at some point you said etsy had some less than ideal policies, so hopefully whatever was wrong is fixed enough for you to get selling again. ^^

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    3. Basically they were going way too easy on resellers (who aren't technically allowed.) Whether or not they've fixed that is a very good question.

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    4. PDF downloads are up! It's marvelous!

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  2. That is a truly incredible amount of hats!

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  3. Glad you're keeping all them brains toasty! Nobody can hat like you can hat, and that's a fact.

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  4. Sorry but what is the issue with just keeping them all? Eventually your place will fill up and you'll be glad of the insulation when the oil and gas reserves fail.

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    1. Oh I SHOULD just pin them all too the wall! Keep the heating bills down...

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  5. I've never counted my hats, but I have quite a few, commercial and yarny made...in fact I wore a hat for my wedding instead of a veil....

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    1. Hehe, I stole my mom's mother-of-the-bride hat during our reception and wore it around, it was a good look! This is the only pic I can find... (yes that's a picture of the hat on the chalkboard) http://oi45.tinypic.com/1j836g.jpg

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  6. That final picture is perfection.

    (I thought *I* had a lot of hats!)

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