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SOLD: Audiophile Scarves And Beanies, The Social Isolation Edition

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Price: $50
Item Condition: Freshly Hand Knitted
Shipping Options: Shipping is included in price.
Suburb or Town: Bright
State: Victoria
Payment Method: Paypal, Bank Deposit
Reason for selling: Comfort, Warmth, Joy, Appreciation Of Living, Improving HiFi Sonics

Further information: Here we go again as the weather (here in Alpine Victoria anyway) has turned chilly so it's scarves and beanies time. This time around there's an added benefit to wearing a lovely bit of wool wear as you can hide your face mask, cover lots of skin, keep bugs at bay, keep snotty sneezes in and all without having to resort to drinking or injecting bleach. For those of us who were hiding in the corner when handsome features were handed out it's also good to cover up and not frighten children or pets.

 

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So for those new to this. My mum taught me to knit when I was a child and we would sit listening to music knitting away as our telly was black and white rubbish with a wonky horizontal hold so wasn't worth watching. Life intervened, I grew up and stopped but maybe 10 years ago when frustration at trying to find a jumper in the shops that wasn't made of vile petroleum based products or imported from a country of very suspect ideology, poor workers rights, dreadful environmental practices or just somewhere I didn't want to spend my hard earned money on I decided to take up knitting again and make what I needed. 

 

I made a jumper and as I found it so relaxing to knit after a day working on construction sites in Sydney I carried on knitting anything I could while listening to music and turned my hands to scarves and beanies for family and friends. Soon they were all weighed down with them so I decided to sell them at cost which is what I'm doing here. It's a hopeless business model but makes for a good and relaxing hobby.

 

The template for selling here has changed a bit so as regards price; Scarves are $50 and Beanies are $30. Postage per order is $10 sent with Express Post. AS regards the cost; you can of course go to Lowes or similar and buy a scarf and beanie for $5 but when I started looking at wool to use for knitting the same issues popped up when trying to find a jumper. Lots of yarn was man made versions of plastic or was wool from places I'd rather not get involved with or what really got my goat was Australian Merino shipped off to China, processed then shipped back to Australia to be sold cheaper than locally produced wool. This strikes me as awful environmental vandalism and I'll have no truck with that. I have no problem with imports but exporting and re importing gets my goat. So the wool I use is from two sources. Cleckheaton Superfine Merino 100% grown and processed here in Australia that is wonderful material, warm and silky. The other yarn is Uruguayan Merino, grown and processed by a not for profit female co-operative in rural Uruguay. Not only is this wool superwarm and soft, comes in great mottled colours from being kettle dyed, often in wild variations but is also so 'right on' that your caring credentials will be through the roof. Of course, this makes for wool that in the scale of things is expensive hence the price. 

 

Okay, off my high horse now and on to the scarves and beanies.

 

Importantly these are crock full of audiophile goodness. I draped all of the scarves I have over the front of my speakers, pushed all the beanies into the ports and played my favourite Mike Oldfield record. I then removed them and played the very same record again and was astounded at how much better it sounded. I had my eyes shut so it was a blind test and I think you'll agree that result was pretty impressive. All items are knitted listening to either an SME Model 20/2 or SME Model 10 turntable so that analogue goodness is infused in each thread of yarn. Soft and wooly the analogue detractors would say..... All items knitted in a pet, smoke and perfume free home. A few were done during the bushfires when Sydney was shrouded in smoke but you would never know. What a horrible summer that was.

 

 If you've got through all the waffle here's the important stuff. I'll number each item, if you want any then just say in the thread or PM what you would like and I'll contact you for details etc. Payment by Paypal or Bank Transfer, whatever you prefer. Since the last listing I've moved from Sydney to Bright in regional Victoria so the Express Post might not be the next day as I'm sure I'm outside the boundaries and I believe postage is a tad slower at the moment with everything going on but Express Post should still be reasonably quick.

 

Before I go, I have a Facebook page that I tend to list stuff on along with the odd photo of nice stuff as I go along and if you see anything there in the albums that I've knitted in the past I'm happy to put it on my list to do if you get in touch. I don't take orders as such as I don't want to let anyone down if I fall off my bike for example but I make a list and then start on that when I've finished one item. https://www.facebook.com/diggory.kints.7

 

Scarves;

 

#1. Twin Cable in Manos Del Uruguay Saffron. This is one of my favourite colours, sunny bright yellow, mottled with lighter shades. SOLD

 

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#2. Twin Rib Manos Del Uruguay Gloria in Rosas. First time I've knitted with the Gloria yarn Still 100% merino but superwash wool. Loved the Rosas mix of colours so couldn't resist. SOLD

 

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#3.

Cleckheaton Superfine, Denim and Stone stripe. I do enjoy knitting stripes. SOLD

 

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#4.

Cleckheaton Superfine Burnt red school. I call these school scarves as they remind me of exactly that with house colours. If you went to one of those schools of course. SOLD

 

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#5.

Cleckheaton Superfine, A Day In The Life. This has a bit of Manos Del Uruguay in it as it was one of those ideas you wake up with for something different from an idea off my sister. Yellow sunlight in the morning shines on brown soil. Above is blue sky dotted with fair weather clouds. Sky turns orange at dusk followed by a pink sunset turning to dark night. Any excuse to make something colourful.SOLD

 

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#6.

Cleckheaton Superfine twin rib in Peacock.SOLD

 

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#7.

Manos Del Uruguay Tigerlily. One of those wacky Manos mixes of seemingly random colours that are great to knit as you have no idea how it's going to turn out. Lots of autumn colour in this one. SOLD

 

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#8.

Cleckheaton Superfine Galah. I've done a lot of these, my wife in particular keeps on trying to grab it when I've finished even though she has enough to last a lifetime. I was sitting out on the front deck at home one day watching a pair of Galahs feeding in the garden and realised what beautiful colours nature naturally produces so got into my stash of wool and came up with Coral Pink, Stone and Cream. Not exactly a Galah but close enough. SOLD

 

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#9.

Manos Del Uruguay in Midnight Garden. Good name for this colour.SOLD

 

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#10.

Manos Del Uruguay Checkerboard pattern in LarkspurSOLD

 

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#11.

Cleckheaton Superfine cowl in Cream, Stone and Black. I knit the horizontal scarves on circular needles and got to the end of one row and rather than turn around carried on knitting in the round so ended up with a cowl instead. Great for those who can't decide what knot to use when wrapping the scarf. SOLD

 

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Beanies.

#1.

Cleckheaton Superfine Malachite and Stone SOLD

 

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#2.

Cleckheaton Superfine Cream and Mid Navy SOLD

 

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#3.

Nundle merino in Orange. This Nundle wool if from the North West of NSW. I have a friend in Tamworth who sent me a bag of their wool. Locally produced and spun. Very warm and soft. SOLD

 

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#4.

Manos Del Uruguay Cherrywood

 

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#5.

Manos Del Uruguay Ultramarine and Loam SOLD

 

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#6.

Cleckheaton Superfine Denim and Stone SOLD

 

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#7.

Cleackheaton Superfine Burnt Red and CocoaSOLD

 

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#8.

Cleckheaton Superfine Lemon and Black SOLD

 

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#9.

Cleckheaton Superfine CreamSOLD

 

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Phew. Got there. If you've followed me all the way to the bottom then thank you. Any questions or anything I've neglected to mention then ask away.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
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we are still enjoying our beanies and scarfs from last year.... these are excellently made and with really good wool. they go quick too so get them before gone ! 

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Hi, I'll grab -

 

#9. Cleckheaton Superfine Cream beanie

 

if still available.

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Hey mate, you'd think I had enough these please.

 

#2.

Cleckheaton Superfine Cream and Mid Navy

 

#8.

Cleckheaton Superfine Lemon and Black

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38 minutes ago, Kaynin said:

Hi, I'll grab -

 

#9. Cleckheaton Superfine Cream beanie

 

if still available.

No worries. I'll PM details. 

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20 minutes ago, BATMAQN said:

Hey mate, you'd think I had enough these please.

 

#2.

Cleckheaton Superfine Cream and Mid Navy

 

#8.

Cleckheaton Superfine Lemon and Black

Good on you Seb. I thought you might be moving to Far North Queensland so wasn't expecting any more sales 😀

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Scarves

#3 Cleckheaton Superfine, Denim and Stone stripe &

#11 Cleckheaton Superfine cowl in Cream, Stone and Black

&

Beanie

#1 Cleckheaton Superfine Malachite and Stone

Thanks again

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Beanie:

#6.

Cleckheaton Superfine Denim and Stone

 

Thanks,

Chris

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27 minutes ago, hiya said:

Scarves

#3 Cleckheaton Superfine, Denim and Stone stripe &

#11 Cleckheaton Superfine cowl in Cream, Stone and Black

&

Beanie

#1 Cleckheaton Superfine Malachite and Stone

Thanks again

Done. Good on ya.👍

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17 minutes ago, Whites said:

Beanie:

#6.

Cleckheaton Superfine Denim and Stone

 

Thanks,

Chris

Cheers Chris. PM on its way.

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 @Hergest

May I enquire as to the length of the scarves and also are they all the same length?

 

Thanks.

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3 hours ago, Hergest said:

Good on you Seb. I thought you might be moving to Far North Queensland so wasn't expecting any more sales 😀

Cheers mate still a few years away.

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8 minutes ago, rantan said:

 @Hergest

May I enquire as to the length of the scarves and also are they all the same length?

 

Thanks.

Good question. The first time I sold one I mentioned the length and width but have neglected to post that since. The horizontal stripe scarves are all roughly 165 cm long and 17 cm wide. The other patterns ; ribbed, cable, plain etc are slightly shorter at 150cm long with 17cm wide

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18 minutes ago, Hergest said:

Good question. The first time I sold one I mentioned the length and width but have neglected to post that since. The horizontal stripe scarves are all roughly 165 cm long and 17 cm wide. The other patterns ; ribbed, cable, plain etc are slightly shorter at 150cm long with 17cm wide

Thanks for that.May I please order Two Scarves and One Beanie?

#1 Manos Del Uruguay in Saffron

#4 Burnt Red School

and #7 Beanie in Superfine Burnt Red and Cocoa.

 

Thanks.

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# 2,4 and 7 please if its still available.  Thank you.

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Just now, ttony said:

# 2,4 and 7 please if its still available.  Thank you.

All scarves.

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10 minutes ago, rantan said:

Thanks for that.May I please order Two Scarves and One Beanie?

#1 Manos Del Uruguay in Saffron

#4 Burnt Red School

and #7 Beanie in Superfine Burnt Red and Cocoa.

 

Thanks.

Indeed you can PM on its way.

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These never last long.

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20 minutes ago, ttony said:

# 2,4 and 7 please if its still available.  Thank you.

Alas, 4 has gone but the others are available. I'll PM you

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Hi there......interested in the scarf #8. Cleckheaton Superfine Galah if still available.

 

Sent you a PM.

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8 minutes ago, anandpkumar said:

Hi there......interested in the scarf #8. Cleckheaton Superfine Galah if still available.

 

Sent you a PM.

Excellent! It's yours. 👍

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Hi

I would like to purchase -

#6.

Cleckheaton Superfine twin rib in Peacock. 

 

Thanks

Chris

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32 minutes ago, balk2117 said:

Hi

I would like to purchase -

#6.

Cleckheaton Superfine twin rib in Peacock. 

 

Thanks

Chris

Done. Thanks very much 👍

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Jeez gotta be quick 😳

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1 hour ago, cafe67 said:

Jeez gotta be quick 😳

I know. I should grow another pair of hands and keep everybody happy :)

 

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