Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Her sweater, plus opinions please

So, my neice requested a cardigan sweater in grey or green, was hoping that this would fit the bill for her. Its made of Ultra Alpaca, just a really great yarn, 50 wool and 50 alpaca, both these fibers bring out the best in each other, and it makes up into a fabric that you dont have to baby, you can just stuff the sweater into a back pack and head to the beach, it can take it. The style is my own, dont do this to be clever, just not clever enough to read a sweater pattern most times, they are just one big story problem!
Am anxious to hear if its to her liking....

Now, if I could please have some thoughts from whomever is willing to give them to me, am thinking of opening an etsy shop, what I need to know is, does anyone like these following things and do you think they would sell???

This is made from Itata, merino, silk, bamboo. One of my favorite yarns, great color, great feel.

This is made from eco wool, have fallen for this yarn too, in the que for making the shalom cardi, when we get in back in stock and after i decipher the pattern (story problem solving).

This baby is pure italian cashmere, needs to be touched, it doens't weigh anything, and is softer than air.

Now this one, Art Yarns silk rhapsody, I have no words for it, it is just beautiful, really, and it has a sheen, and is so soft, 50 silk 50 kid mohair, amazing.

This is a sweater made for my mum for her birthday, itata yarn again, this is not my pattern, its called Featherweight cardigan by Hanna Fettig, have made two, really fun knit.

Another gift for mum, lace shrug out of merisoft wool, feels like cotton puffs, kind of a funky style, himself does not understand this style, he thinks its weird, but I think fishing is weird, so were even.

So throw back some opinions at me please, it would be great to be able to support my obsession a little with maybe selling some things! Thanks!


Joan's Good Life said...

OH MY GOSH!!! Are you kidding? EVERYONE who sees these lovelies will want them! Seriously, You have talent with the needles and yarns, you-must-open-etsy-shop-YESTERDAY!

Was that incredibly rude? Considering we don't even know each other. I wasn't being rude. I was being totally honest. I would LOVE to have any or all of those items you just showed! Especially that light as air cashmere scarf! ooooooh how I love that one.... ;-)

Norma's Nonsense said...

Good post Sherie, I like your new header. All your creations look amazing in the pictures....I'm sure it had something to do with the photographer. :) Happy to see you exploring ideas. I think a lot of comments will be like Joan's.

corinnea said...


Please put the cashmere scarf up first so Joan and I can fight over it.

Amazing, you are just amazing. Jess will be over the moon for the sweater. Seriously. It is all gorgeous. Love your new header! I'm so glad I get to be your sis.

insanely crafty said...

I LOVVVVVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE IT!!!! Oh my goodness it is gorgeous!!!!!! And YES you should open an etsy shop YES YES YES!!! right away!

Jennifer said...

That sweater for Jessica is TO.DIE.FOR. The scarves are beautiful too! I really think you should open an etsy shop. What can it hurt?

KD Designs said...

Why exactly do you need opinions? My questions is WHY ON EARTH DON'T YOU ALREADY HAVE AN ETSY SITE?!!??!?!?

Just make sure you don't underprice yourself!

Joan's Good Life said...

There! You see?

(I LOVE being right!) ;-)

So... how's that shop coming?

sherie lee said...

Thanks everyone for all the encouragement you sent my way, it helped me make up my mind to just give a etsy shop a try! And Jess, your sweater is on its way, so glad you like it. Hmmm, may have to go get more cashmere yarn, see more of those in the future!

Joan's Good Life said...

YAY! Good idea on all counts but especially the "look for more cashmere yarn"!

Um... So... not to rush you or anything but... when is the grand opening? ;-)