Friday, December 17, 2010
Enough With the Hats Already
I ended as I began, with hats for guys, particularly my ubiquitous 'Boyfriend Hat' and several variations of the new 'Skater Boy' series in solids, color blocks and even with a brim, shown here in blue, but badly edited just to be visible. The room was too dark!. Some are close fitting, some over-size, but they are all destined for heads around town and points distant. One of the glories of living in a place that people like to visit, is that the market doesn't get saturated.
I also worked on the design of a new felt hat. For years I have knit a deeply rolled brim that looks good and fits right and even sells quite well, but is a total snooze to knit. So I started on a cloche style. I think I finally got the pattern right (after 6 prototypes), so we will have to see what the market says. No pictures yet.
With the semester over, grades in and no begging students in my office ( I guess I got the grades right this time!), I'm happy to take a few weeks off. I'll be spinning and knitting (for me!), dancing, traveling, cooking, and visiting with friends and family. I plan to read some good books, watch some good movies and generally take some time off. I MIGHT bring home a stack of journals, but no guarantees that I'll actually read them. I certainly don't read them here!
I'll put the Etsy shop to bed for a few days too. I'd like to develop some new colorways or create some carded batts, but for the mean time, it will go a bit dark. Let's let the creative juices take a break too!