Wednesday, July 31, 2013

New Custom Made Hats

 I haven't been keeping up with this blog for a variety of reasons, one of which is that I've put up a Facebook page for my hats.  Unfortunately everything to do with Facebook seems to be time consuming, and posting is a real chore.  So now I'm back here where it's a bit more user friendly, and I can post some hats without feeling like my head is about to explode!  

There's been a lot going on here on the old homestead where the off the grid lifestyle is wonderful but also lots of work. My daughter and son in law have moved into what used to be a spare rental cabin, and they are doing a fabulous job of fixing things up.  We are currently involved with upgradng our solar as well as the water system, which includes digging a new pond and cleaning out the old one.  So not a lot of time for making hats, though both my daughter Allie and I are still taking custom orders and replacing sold hats on the website.

My most recent custom hats have been two malamute ski caps, which will be coming in handy this winter. I'm really happy when people place their orders this time of year when I have more time, rather than waiting until right before the holidays!  So here they are.  This first one is the natural color of the fiber, which looks sort of off white here, but is actually a pale oatmeal color.  Kind of unusual for malamute, which in my experience tends to be white or gray and white. The gray trim and ties are undyed Jacob wool.

The second ski cap is dyed in "rasta" colors as specified by the customer.  The fiber dyed very well, and the colors are very rich and vibrant.

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