Sunday, November 13, 2011

Need a One-of-a-Kind Gift for The Holidays?

     Do you need a one-of-a-kind gift for someone very special for the holidays (or any other event)? My hats and scarves are all lovingly hand knit with very unique fibers. I use mostly natural fibers with alpaca being my absolute favorite fiber to knit (hence the multitude of alpaca photos on my site. I love the expressions on their faces).  Many of my fibers are hand dyed (by someone else) and hand spun by me on my Dutch spinning wheel.

     Check out my site for pictures of my work. If the photo of  the hat or scarf is on a person, that means that it has already been purchased.  Keep looking though because previous posts have hats and scarves that are still available.  I'll also be posting more new hats and scarves in the next few weeks.

     This hat and scarf business of mine is a cottage business that began in the back of my Land Rover.  About ten years ago, a few friends saw my wares and asked if they could buy some.  I sold everything I had that day.  I've had friends do ALL of their Christmas shopping with me.  Yep, that's right, one-stop shopping.  I come to you or you come to me (I've met plenty of people in parking lots so they can shop in the back of my car).  I only accept cash or checks though, sorry no credits cards (maybe someday when there are NO FEES. Ha Ha).  My hats and scarves are also not sold in any stores.  Yep, that's right, you can only purchase them from me directly, or at Art in The Burbs which has already happened this year and won't be back until next year.

     Here's how you can get in touch with me: annagaffney@msn.com

     Take a look around!  Here are a few hats that are available now.  I give measurements in centimeters.  So if you measure the head that the hat is supposed to fit, purchase a hat that is slightly smaller in centimeters than the head size since my hats are quite stretchy.

Beezy Weezy!
36 cm
Made with angora, alpaca, and merino wool.
$24.00

Yipes Stripes!
43 cm
Made with merino wool, microfiber, and cashmere.
Pewter fish and bones button on top.
$34.00

I See You!
36 cm
Made with cotton.
$22.00
   Happy Sunday!

   Anna