With everything that has happened, is going on, and will be coming up, I have been knitting and crocheting hats like a crazy woman to help keep myself sane.
I’ve got this super nerdy convention coming up in Salt Lake City this June, Nerdtacular, that I’m extremely excited about. I am even going to contributing some of my hats to the Prizeocalypse, as a way to get the word out about my Etsy shop, which is currently just a place holder for my hobby and to facilitate selling stuff to my friends. I have set a goal of 10 Jayne Cobb Hats, 5 Bender Hats, and if I ever manage to design them, 5 Zoidberg Hats. In addition, I have a cross stitch project and crochet afghan project to finish for some friends I will be meeting at the event. It’s so much more fun to be able to hand deliver items than just plopping them in a box and shipping them off.
Since I’ve actually managed to sell some hats on Etsy (to friends who saw some of my “look what I did” postings on G+ and specifically requested them) I have contemplated actually ramping up the whole having an Etsy shop thing, making real effort to get the shop going with a few ready to ship hats and listings for customized versions, and put it out there for the general public. However, I have realized that I am ill equipped for proper hat photography.
As cute as Mz Soapfi is, and as much as I’m willing to pimp her out to make me some money, she is a piss poor hat model for me. I am usually making hats for adults, so they are too big, as is the case with this Bender inspired Robot Hat (this too could be yours!).
It’s official, I need to invest in a fake head!