Item: Hand knitted scarves and beanies
Price: Scarves $50, Beanies $30 . $10 Express Postage per order
Item Condition:Freshly knitted
Reason for selling: It's cold. Woollen goods ward off the cold
Payment Method:Paypal, Bank Transfer
For those new to this, when I listen to music I knit. My mum taught me when I was young and we would sit and knit together while listening to music, nearly half a century later I'm still doing the same thing but not with my mum who is sitting at home on the other side of the world as a nuggety old lady enjoying her Bells whisky.
Regarding the price, the wool and my business model; my business model is hopeless as I charge pretty much what the wool costs to make the items. Now and then I make $1.20 on a scarf and now and then I lose $1.35 but as it is only meant as a hobby that pays for itself then I don't really care. The price might seem a bit high for something knitted at home but that's where the wool comes in. I only use good wool of good provenance. There is a lot of Australian wool about that is grown here, shipped off to China to be processed cheaply and then returned to be sold in the country of original production. Call me a left wing old reactionary git but I loathe that practise and see it as environmental vandalism. I have no objection to buying an imported product of high quality produced in a third country but to grow stuff or dig it out of the ground, send it off overseas and then bring it back again gets my goat. End of rant. So the wool is use is either 100% Australian Merino, Cleckheaton Superfine from down in Wangaratta or 100% Merino from Uruguay produced by Manos Del Uruguay, a collective of not for profit female co-operatives throughout regional Uruguay. So right on as you could possibly get. Cleckheaton Merino is silky and smooth and soft. Manos Del Uruguay is thicker and luxurious and soft and comes in fairly wild colours, kettle dyed so the colours are mottled and varied throughout the item which can make for some interesting patterns. My wife bought me a bag of stuff from Nundle Woolen Mills up around the Tamworth area which I've knitted a few items with too which is also 100% Australian which I find most welcome.
All items are audiophile approved and knitted listening to either an SME Model 10 turntable in the study or a Model 20 turntable in the lounge so they are imbued with unbounded sonic richness that will stand up to any double blind test. Even horrible audiophile approved 200 gram records of females gently crooning away while someone plonks away meaningfully at a piano sound excellent when you've got one of my scarves wrapped around your head. In fact I would offer the suggestion that the only way to listen to such music is with one of my scarves wrapped around your head.
Some of you who have followed these occasional listings over the last couple of years might notice I've changed the price by dropping them. I've done this to save a bit of confusion regarding postage. Rather than price each item to include Express postage I've dropped it $10 so for each order add on the $10. If you buy 1 or buy 4 items it's $10.
All items are knitted in a smoke, pet and perfume free home.
I've given each item a description and number so if you want anything then just shout out the number if you want, either in this thread or by PM. Any questions feel free to ask. I've got a Facebook profile if you want to take a look at all the stuff I've made over the years. https://www.facebook.com/diggory.kints.7
Here we go then.
#1. Manos Del Uruguay in Saffron and Green
#2. Checkerboard pattern in Manos Del Uruguay Mixed Berries SOLD
#3. I call this The Galah and have made quite a few of them over time. Cleckheaton Superfine in Old Rose, Cream and Stone.SOLD
#4. Cleckheaton Superfine in Black and Old Rose. There's a matching beanie somewhere down below.SOLD
#5. Manos Del Uruguay in Tigerlily. Plain knit as the colour makes its own sort of pattern as you go.SOLD
#6. Twin cable Cleckheaton Superfine in Maroon. SOLD
#7. I call the next couple School scarves as they are similar to what we wore at school...sort of. My wife calls them Liquorice Allsorts which is probably a better description. Cleckheaton Superfine School Scarf blue bordered. SOLD
#8. Black bordered School Scarf in Cleckheaton Superfine.SOLD
#9. Ribbed Manos Del Uruguay in green. SOLD
#10. Beanie. Nundle Woollen Mills in Yellow SOLD
#11. Cleackheaton Superfine in Burnt Red and Denim SOLD
#12. Cleckheaton Superfine in Black and Old Rose to match the scarf up above. SOLD
#13. Cleckheaton Superfine in Navy and Old Rose.SOLD
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