Selling Hats

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This year I am having a difficult time selling my hats on Ebay for a decent price. I should try Etsy again.

Recently, I finished a hat that took me between seven and eight hours to make. I want to charge $140.00. What will the market bear?, I wonder.

Lately, I have been engaged in new product development, which has five/six steps. I need to get feedback on the hat.
More later.

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Red Sails, a sock, and a beret

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Red Sails, a sock, and a beret

The Kaffe Fassett design, Red Sails, sweater is coming to completion. It fits the person I am making it for. I have put in the V-neckline and I am now weaving in all the ends. I have mixed feelings about it completion.  I had been several long years since I first started working on it. Soon, a major project will be off the needles.  I am looking forward to the end date.  I do not want to make another Red Sails sweater. I hope the intended wearer enjoys wearing it.

I am working on a very simple sock with self striping yarn.  The yarn in in the purple-deep blue range.  At first I wanted to make lace, but I feared the colors would be too dark to show off the lace. I have made almost 75% of the first sock.

A beret is in the works. It is a Christmas/birthday gift for a friend of mine. I have 5 inches to go.

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Gift for the Music Director

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Rose Dish cloth or face cloth

Rose Dish cloth or face cloth

The music director at our church is leaving at the end of June, 2014. I am sad, heartbroken and disappointed. The members of the choir either contributed to a purse for him or gave him our own gifts. My gift was a series of dish cloths or face cloths made from mercerized cotton in a variety of colors. I tied six of them up in a white ribbon with pink undertones and wrapped them in yellow tissue paper tied with the same color of ribbon. I put it all in a blue bag.

He opened the gifts on our final Sunday making music together when we, he and the choir, had lunch at a nearby restaurant. He seemed to like them.

Another choir member gave him a pillow shaped like a mantel clock with a face reading 11:05.

I plan to attend his farewell performance on Sunday.