January: month of monsters

I’m going to start doing something a little different. Instead of just showing items from my shop I’m going to show items from other Etsy shops too.

Each month will have a theme and I’ll show items from my shop and other shops that follow that theme. It will add more variety and be more fun to look at.

I should have started this on January 1 but I didn’t think of it until today.

January 14th monsters

Stuffed Animal Monster Cute Plush Toy Monster Kawaii Plushie Softie Midnight Black Pink Snuggly Cuddly Faux Fur Creature Botanical Print

This little guy comes from the Etsy shop FluffyFlowers. He is so cute! To learn more about him visit:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/107897676/stuffed-animal-monster-cute-plush-toy?ref=tre-2724614429-1

To see the Etsy shop where he comes from visit:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/FluffyFlowers?ref=listing-shop-header-item-count

Here is one of the monsters from my shop:

To learn more about this monster or see my shop visit:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/216383756/fearless-sports-fan-monster-hat?ref=related-1

Thanks for reading this post 🙂

Featured in the RAW art show

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My knitted hats will be featured in the RAW artists show in Salt Lake City on Feb. 19th from 7pm to 12am.

I am so excited to do my first RAW art show!

RAW is a huge art show that takes place in over 60 different locations worldwide. It features artists in illustration, fashion, music, film, photography, performing arts, make-up, and hair. RAW features a lot of new artists like me that are trying to get established in the art world. It is a huge boost to new artists because it allows them to sell and get exposure. To learn more follow this link.

It seems hard to get in the RAW show so I was really surprised when I got in. I am so excited! I can’t wait until the show!

If you want to see me or all the other artists at the show follow this link to buy tickets.

The colors of the yarn I use

One of my customers was asking to see what shade of gray I will use for her order. It occurred to me that other customers will ask similar questions. I better be prepared to show what yarn I will  use for each order. So here are pictures of each yarn I use so you can see the color, shade, and hue:

Knitting in the hospital

My friend told me to post this story because it demonstrates how obsessive I am.

Once I had an emergency and had to stay at the hospital for a few days. I didn’t have my knitting with me and I was bored out of my mind. I got so desperate that I took a roll of paper towels from the supply closet, tied them together, and started knitting them with my fingers.

Other patients and nurses kept asking me what I was doing. When a teenage girl, who was also a patient, asked me that I answered with “I don’t know but the voices in my head are telling me to do it.” The look on her face was priceless 🙂

Purple and lavender woven hat

Royal Woven Hat (slouchy beanie style)

I love the contrast between a light shade and a dark shade of the same color presented together. I call this hat a “royal” woven because back in the day that rich purple color could only be worn by royalty. Its almost like wearing a crown when you think of it like that.

To buy your own click here.

Blue and blue woven hat

Beautiful Woven Hat (slouchy beanie style)

I love this hat. You can’t go wrong with blue. It goes with just about everything. I especially love this angle of the hat where you can see each woven square shrink as it comes to the center. It looks like a complex geometric pattern only found in an advanced geometry class but its a hat.

To buy your own click here.

Hot pink and chocolate woven hat

Stunning Woven Hat (slouchy beanie style)

What could be more party themed than hot pink and chocolate? (For a girl’s party anyway.) I struggled to come up with the colors for this hat. I wanted to use the brown yarn I had but it didn’t seem to go with anything that well. I didn’t think it went with the pink either but I gave it a whirl and it turned out so nice! These colors went perfect together. I tried something new with the top of the hat and got a wildflower shape. You can see it near the top of the picture. You will also notice that the woven squares get smaller as they come closer to the wildflower in the middle. This was the first time I tried that too.

I took so many risks with this hat but it came out so beautiful that it has become one of my favorites. I’m not always that lucky but I’m glad it worked out this time.

To buy your own click here.

Green and green woven hat

Gorgeous Woven Hat (slouchy beanie style)

This hat was partly inspired by cucumbers and partly inspired by St. Patrick’s day. I love that a cucumber is dark green on the outside and light green on the inside. There aren’t many foods found in nature that are different shades of the same color inside and out.

St. Patrick’s day is coming in about 3 months so I guess I’m getting into the spirit early. This hat actually got me thinking about making a whole shop section on holiday themed hats. We’ll see if that goes anywhere.

Anyway I just love the color green.

To buy one of your own click here.

Yellow and white woven hat

Breath-taking Woven Hat (slouchy beanie style)

I really wanted eggs when I made this hat. I was out of eggs and I didn’t have time to go to the store so instead I knitted this hat. Odd that a hat this pretty would be inspired by eggs. It turned out so much better than I expected. Maybe I should knit when I’m hungry more often.

If you would like one of your own click here.