Thursday, February 28, 2008

Taking Another Step into Firstville

I recently set up an Etsy store. YES!!, I did it. Another first for me. The cupboard is still bare so no link for you yet, but I have been a crocheting fool, working at perfecting my hand warmers. I've been working with several simple patterns, following the directions, taking the results apart and putting them back together again, and generally discovering the yarns I most enjoy working with as well as the hook size.

I've been worrying over variations in hand size so have been enlisting my friends to be hand models. Biene is my size small and it looks as though chaining 28 sts for a foundation with a G or H hook works for a small. Thirty is good for medium. Krista is my medium model. A 32 st base is good for large hands. I'm keeping track of the yarn type and weight and hook size of each warmer and writing the information on a piece of paper to tuck into one glove of each pair.

I'm pretty much going on a wing and a prayer, as I approach the organizing and understand of the craft, with quite a lot of trial and error mixed in. But it seems to be coming together. And why, you may ask, is she producing hand warmers now that spring and summer are approaching? Well, that may be but as close as I can tell, it is always winter somewhere on the planetand no one knows that better than we blogging friends do. Right?

10 comments:

Wanda said...

Well I take my hat off to you, girlfriend. I think that is marvelous.
When I get moved...I am exploring a wed site for my greeting cards and painting. I love trying new things.

I know you will do well!

Rositta said...

Good for you...I think I'm going to do that too, maybe in the fall after I do some pottery...ciao

Beth said...

I am excited for you! I still haven't got the nerve up to open a shop yet. I want to sell some of my necklaces and jewelry on Etsy so I may try to open a shop soon. I hope you sell lots of hand warmers, they are really cool. I wish I could crochet, but the best I can do is use a knifty knitter loom. I think my fingers are too big for needles and hooks. HOpe you have a wonderful friday and a fun week-end.
xoxoxoxoxoox

Janet said...

Yay!! Good for you, Annie!! Be sure to give us a link when you get some things listed.

UL said...

oh yeah....a wonderful fun business strategy...good luck, look forward to that link... :)

UL said...

Annie, I am not sure if my comment came through, but I love the sound of this and I am looking forward to that link... :)

CattyCat said...

You are funny Annie. You left a post on my blog to "E". Who is that. You were weaving around and forgot where you were. I was catching up on your blog. Love the poppy fotoz, your friend who lost the 105 lbs., and the photo at the top to your mother. Hope you are happy and healthy.

AnnieElf said...

Oops, cattycat. I meant to type ME and the M skidaddled. LOL

Tammy said...

Putting your work out there is fabulous. I can't wait to read what you entered and the stuff at your Etsy shop.

I wear mine everyday!

See ya soon.

Julie said...

Congratuations my friend and kudos to you for challenging yourself once again. Once you give us the link I will surely put it on my blog.

Julie