Where the fuck are the pompoms? I want to steal pompoms.
My team at work is embroiled in some sort of dramatic Christmas decorating contest with another team. There are big plans afoot, but the only thing I’m really excited about is that on the day of the judging we’re going to make everyone at work cocoa and peppermint tea and such while wearing ugly Christmas sweaters and goofy elf hats. Miss Roxie there is making sure that hat she’s on will be warm enough by adding a layer of fur.
I’m going to save photos of the finished hats for when all ~20 are done. X.x
I can’t figure out how to make the tentacles curl one way one on side and the other way on the other. Ugh. It always wants to go the same direction.
The person who made the hat I’m basing mine off of managed it, so I’m sure there’s a way and I just need to find it.
I need to go get appropriate yarn to use for the underside of the tentacles on the octopus hat. But in the meantime, here’s a video showing the stitch I plan to use. I think the bobbles will make perfect suckers, don’t you?
I was going to promote the very cool hat I don’t remember making and found in my yarn stash, but it sold 45 minutes after I listed it. I’ll post photos of it anyway.
I found a couple more hats tucked away in weird places but I can’t get photos until I can get some light! I want to put them up in the shop.
(Although one of them uses reflective yarn so I should probably get a low-light one with the flash.)
After an initial burst of traffic and sales, the past couple days haven’t been great for the shop. Boo. Boooooooo. Oh well, it’ll be whatever, lol. I just wanted to see if I could get a bit of cash and storage space back.
I’ve made two trips to mail things in the last week!
The post office still smells the same, lol.
Since this temporary reopening began I’ve sent out 5 hats, and I have people who have reserved others. Although since they haven’t paid and haven’t gotten back to me about them, I’m not going to continue holding them much longer.
And that’s one of those situations I hate. Either I’ll be annoyed with my friends or they’ll be annoyed with me. But I think my own self-righteousness will carry the day.
I’ve been thinking about making more hats. Mostly just as a time filler because I have plenty of things I don’t want to think about lately. But I can’t justify making more kitties until I finish the octopus my friend Danno commissioned! It’s going to be amazing, so I should totally focus on that any time my hands allow.