i’ve decided to stop selling hats and thus to re-home the hats i already have. i took all of my baby/kid hats to mama knitting today and got rid of a bunch. these hats that have been just sitting around are now keeping folks warm and toasty. and i get to see them being worn which makes me very happy.
that said, this is kind of a sad day. it marks the end of an era. my first creative knitting. my book deal, which was based on that knitting. the playing with texture and color that won’t happen as much anymore.
but at handmade arcade this weekend, i sold not. one. hat. i re-homed three. i did, however, sell a bunch of yarn. and the place the hats took at my table could be filled with samples of my designs with my yarn.
the creativity that started in the hats has been slowly being funneled into designing anyhow. so i am saying farewell to my original hat business. CosyKnits (literally) and cosymakes is now a design/dye/teach business. you’ll probably still see some hats, but way less than before and with intentional recipients. i’m hoping to teach some creative hat knitting classes, too.
p.s. there also may be a hat give-away or two here on this blog. and there will probably be time for some old hats to be made into patterns also. you know, as much time as you have with a 4.5 month old ;)