Author: Zelda

Custom Hat in Variegated Wool Blend

Item Name & Description: Custom Hat in Variegated Wool Blend

The auction winner will get one hat made to any measurements (adult, child, baby (heck, for baby sizes I’d make two)) from their choice of the yarns shown below. Both are Bollicine Maxi, a worsted-weight blend of 70% wool and 30% acrylic that is next-to-skin soft. The pastel has pink, lavender, and pale to light blue; the grey has charcoal, medium grey, white, and a very subtle lavender/almost-grey.

These variegated yarns will look best in a plain knit stitch rather than any fancy texture. I can do the winner’s choice of ear-warming methods: a deep fold-up ribbing, earflaps with or without ties, a helmet style that comes down over the ears and back of the neck, or a beanie with none of the above. More technical details available upon request.

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Bollicine

Starting Bid: $10 US

Notes: Yarn has lived in a non-smoking household with one dog; the finished item will get a bath just before shipping. I will mail anywhere in North America at no additional cost; for other continents I would ask the auction winner for an additional donation equal to shipping costs. Allow two to three weeks for knitting after you send me your measurements.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Custom Hat in Washable Wool

Item Name & Description: Custom Hat in Washable Wool

The auction winner will get one hat made to any measurements from their choice of the yarns shown below. All are diVe Zenith, a machine-washable worsted-weight wool that is next-to-skin soft. There is enough purple and enough dark brown to make a solid hat out of either; other colors would have to be accent colors only.

This yarn will show cables and other fancy stitch textures well; I can also do color stripes and/or contrast ribbing (although stranded colorwork or intarsia will not be suitable). I can do the winner’s choice of ear-warming methods: a deep fold-up ribbing, earflaps with or without ties, a helmet style that comes down over the ears and back of the neck, or a beanie with none of the above. More technical details available upon request.

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Zenith

Starting Bid: $15 US

Notes: Yarn has lived in a non-smoking household with one dog; the finished item will get laundered just before shipping. I will mail anywhere in North America at no additional cost; for other continents I would ask the auction winner for an additional donation equal to shipping costs. Allow approximately four to six weeks for knitting after we work out a pattern.

Bidding is now open and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Camel/Silk Neckwarmer

Item Name & Description: Camel/Silk Neckwarmer:

Last year, I had the good fortune to win an auction of camel/silk yarn handspun by SairaAli: (link here, scroll down to the second photo). The minute I got my hands on this lovely stuff, I knew it needed to be knitted into something cuddly that would be in direct contact with my skin, in a textured stitch that would let it be its fluffy self. Pictured below is the resulting neckwarmer, which you cannot have because it is mine, all mine.

However, there is enough yarn left for me to make you your *very own* super-soft neckwarmer. I’ll use what I’ve learned from mine, and make yours slightly wider and shorter (roughly 6” x 22”, or 15 cm x 56 cm), and place the buttons a little differently so the neckwarmer stays put better. I doubt I can get more of the exact same copper buttons; the auction winner will have a chance to express an opinion about what style of button I should shop for.

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neckwarmer closeup

neckwarmer modeled

Starting Bid: $10 US

Notes: Yarn has lived in a non-smoking household with one dog; the finished item will get a bath just before shipping. I will mail anywhere in North America at no additional cost; for other continents I would ask the auction winner for an additional donation equal to shipping costs. Allow two to three weeks for knitting after we discuss buttons.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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Striped Wool Scarf

Item Name & Description: Striped Wool Scarf

Two different colorways of yarn play off each other to produce many different stripe combinations in this stretchy, cozy scarf. (Knitterati will recognize this as a classic two-stripe scarf in Noro Kureyon yarn.) Approximately 7” wide by 67” long, or 17.5 cm by 170 cm.

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scarf folded

scarf laid out
scarf closeup

Starting Bid: $15

Notes: Yarn has lived in a non-smoking household with one dog; the finished item will get a bath just before shipping. I will mail anywhere in North America at no additional cost; for other continents I would ask the auction winner to make an additional donation equal to shipping costs.

Bidding opens on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time and closes Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time. More Information.

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