Thursday, November 13, 2008

Loving my hats!

Well, I've made it through 2.5 weeks of bed rest, a major construction project in my bedroom and taking on a new hobby and making some money while sitting around all day.

I really thought I'd write more while I had all this free time on my tush, but I found I have little to write about as I cannot get up to do anything...funny, how that works. Fortunately, the bed rest is great for my blood pressure, it's definitely dropped. But I'm retaining lots of fluid...I went to the Dr today and found I'd gained 7lbs in one week. Did you know that a gallon of milk weighs about 8lbs? So that means I've packed on enough fluid to in one week to add up to almost a full gallon of milk!!! No wonder my hands and arms go numb so often.

So anyway, this was suppose to be about my hats, but before I get to that topic, I have to give my hubby good strokes again! He's been working hard on this bedroom construction project. It started out with having to rip out walls, floor and reinforce the floor as it was not structurally sound. Once that was complete, he had to replace walls, make a new wall where one did not exist and make it all look pretty without causing too much dust and clutter...oh and because all of that he had to recarpet, too.

The project wrapped up today!!! (well, minus a small finishing touch - crown moulding). He went to Home Depot 3 times to get color samples for the walls...what a wonderfully patient man he is. He found the perfect color, in an eco-friendly paint which is perfectly safe for me and baby without releasing VOCs. I have the most wonderful shade of yellow on my bedroom walls, it's bright and cheery without being canary yellow. I have perfect clean and white baseboards that do not need to be scrubbed for awhile :) I have a new wardrobe area, reading lights over the bed and SPACE!!!!

OK, I'm sure you're all sick of hearing about my construction project so I'll move onto the hats. I've started knitting hats as a fun project to help occupy my time while on bed rest. But my entrepreneurial sister-in-law suggested that I sell them on etsy.com. I was skeptical that I could sell them, but figured, "What will it hurt to try?" Thanks for the encouragement, Emily!

I've been knitting for a couple weeks and am loving it! I'm having such fun creating new hats, new patterns, new color combinations and actually filling orders! I wanted to share with you some of my newest hats:




I wish you could see the textured pattern in this one, it's not standard rib knit. It's a really pretty variegated yarn with smoky blue, cream and camel. I call it Smoky Winter Whispers.




This one I call, Peppermint Kissed



I made this one for my niece and call it Cotton Candy Clouds




This is my latest and favorite!!! I call it Chocolate Covered Pistachio





Al decided he needed a hat to match the scarf I made for him a couple years ago.

2 comments:

erinmalia said...

i too am loving your hats! that pistachio one is adorable.

Siana Burgess said...

I love your hats! :D And I love that you named each one and each name totally fits! Was it hard to learn how to make hats? I have a friend at work teaching me how to crochet a scarf. I live in Hawaii so I don't know what I'll do with the scarf, but I have always loved scarves LOLOL Hope you are feeling and doing well with your bed rest.