Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Whiling Away The Summer

Normally at this time of year I would be embarking on a mad cleaning frenzy of some sort, or restocking the kitchen, or some other such household based endeavor.  I've always liked a clean, orderly and well-functioning home in the summer months.

But this summer, the apartment is in "a bit of a tip" as Paul would say.  The putrid weather has sapped my energy entirely, and I just can't bring myself to do anything of a useful household nature.  Rather, I am reduced to laying on my couch near the window reading books and magazines littered about my place of repose that I have been too indifferent to to pick up and put away.  A bit too Grey Gardens for my liking, but as those holistic healers who are quoted regularly in GOOP like to tell us, one must live in rhythm with the seasons.  And this sloth-like state is the rhythm that I'm currently feeling.

But that said, I'm not a absolute and total loss.  I have been coming across loads of yarn balls over the past few months and had an ongoing resolution to do something about them.  And finally I made good on that resolution.  I've been sitting on the couch knitting away while watching bad summer TV.  And it has been lovely.


The fruits of my labor have mostly borne baby hats.  I've made many of these baby hats over the years as gifts for friends...I enjoy making them and people seem to enjoy receiving handmade baby gifts so I've kept it up over time.  But there are only so many baby heads that need covering in my life, so I've put the majority of these cute little things up for sale on Etsy.


Hop on over and take a look...


...and let me know what you think (but only if you like them).

6 comments:

French Fancy said...

I used to be addicted to knitting and completely understand how obsessive it can become. I loved to make complex Kaffe Fassett jackets and I used to sell them - in fact I got so fixated that even going to see a movie I would take my knitting along and wait for the noisy bits of the film so I could click click click without disturbing people

Sneaky Magpie said...

They are so so cute! I actually got some yarn and started knitting but I am so far away from these beauties. Gotta practice more!

Laura [What I Like] said...

French Fancy - That is so impressive! You'll have to teach me, or at least send a photo of these gorgeous creations...

Terry B, Blue Kitchen said...

As soon as I saw the photo of your knitting, I thought Etsy. Very cool! Good luck on this new adventure.

Jane said...

They are divine. If only I had a baby to put one in. All my babies now have ginormous heads (it runs in the family). xoxo

Mel said...

Very impressive for a sloth. I've just been coming up with hair balls...and I can't do a think with em.

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