My Orchid Variegated Is Now A Set

I Did Make A Hat to Match My Warmers I did decide to make a hat that would match my warmers. I wanted to try a new pattern. So I used the one that was on the label of the most recent Red Heart Yarns I purchased. It used some Front Post Double crochet, which […]

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I couldn’t resist, it just sounded too much like a lead in to a joke. hee hee 😀 ( clearing throat) ahh hmmmm Seriously now. I have finished up the other orchid variegated wrist warmer. I decided I would not add the flip top for now, who knows by this winter I might decide […]

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A Wrist Warmer, A Camera Sleeve, And A Granny Square Walk Into A Bar — Skrappy Skarves

Wrist Warmers for Oldest Brother, Jay

 

I made them to match his blue beanie. I thought to make him some warmers because he has his computer room set up in the basement. Warmers would be ideal because they leave your fingers free so you are still able to type.  🙂 I think basements are always cold no matter what.
The yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo 14 oz.
The Colors:
0381 Light Blue and 0387 Soft Navy (Dark Blue)
The Hook: J/10 – 6.00mm

This is the pattern I used:
One-Hour Wrist Warmers By: Jaime Maraia from Crochet Dynamite
http://www.crochetdynamite.com/…/crazy-simple-one-hour-wris…

The pattern called for a G hook. I used the J hook because I crochet tight and the warmers were for a man.
I altered the pattern in the following ways.

I added a cuff to make them longer.
I chained 11 sc in second chain from hook * sc across row ch 1 repeat from * for 26 rows. Sl st ends together. Work sc in each of the row ends for first round of the warmer. I worked the pattern in reverse as it starts with the palm and I was starting at the wrist. I worked 2 rounds sc then 2 rounds in hdc. The final round was reverse single crochet. I single crocheted around the thumb hole.

123 Jay's Hand Warmers colored

All Together Now,

The Coral, Paradise, and Fruit Punch Set Is Now Complete!

 

Coral Paradise Fruit Punch Set 13

I finished the other wrist warmer on the 27th of September. Just got around to taking some photos today. I also was adding captions using Paintbrush. I like to do this to my photos that I use in my Ebay listings. That way if people just look at the pictures all the details are there. The Buyer can’t say it was not as described. I also take photos of the items with a measuring tape. I have also learned to use the word “approximately ” in the descriptions too. I learned to do all of this from the first beanie I sold, because we do not do returns the gal said it was not same colors as the photo at first, then she said it didn’t fit. We offered her a partial refund and she could keep the beanie and gift it to someone else. She never took the refund and kept the hat as far as I know.

It is hard to choose which photos to use for the listings when I sell a matching set like this. I am on a tight budget. So we use the monthly free listings and any free listing specials that Ebay runs.  So you only get 12 free photos for each listing .

I have 13 photos now that I want to use. I like to include some of the beanie and the scarf being worn. I think it helps give an idea of the beanie size if they see it actually on someone’s head, namely mine. There was a photo of me wearing the hat with that above listing, but no measuring tape photos. I also like to include the Allergy Warning photo. So I have some work cut out for myself.

I think I will combine the photos in Paintbrush like I did this one of the wrist warmers.

Coral Paradise Fruit Punch Set 12

Hopefully by doing this I can get it down to the 12 photos and still get all the info, the items being worn , and the allergy warning.

 

How I Keep My Crochet Items Organized

I Use A Book Binder.

I bought an old photo album binder at the Senior Citizens Garage Sale to replace the beat up one that I had been using. The garage sale is in the same building as the Senior Citizens Center and is open every Friday and Saturday from 9 am  to 3 pm except holiday weekends. The Senior Ladies run it. All items sold  have been donated. Usually stuff that doesn’t sell at individual yard and garage sales around town ends up here. This is also where I get some of my yarn when I don’t buy it at Walmart.

I also purchased some colored plastic dividers and two new pocket folders for my new binder. I was getting too many patterns to keep in just the two that I had.

So on to the photo journey of my Book Binder.

These are the different sections I have in the binder. The dividers and the title tabs.

These are the inside labels of each of the four pocket folders I have.

These are the item description pages I make for each item I crochet.

In case you can not read the titles, they are as follows.

PATTERN

NAME

START DATE

COMPLETION DATE

HOOK SIZE

COLOR

MEASUREMENTS

SIZE

WEIGHT

LIST PRICE

The first section is for the pattern name, designer, and web page.

Second section is the name I give to the item.

Third and Fourth sections are self explanatory.

The fifth section is where I list all the colors used by number, name and company. The weight and yardage of the skein and material the skein  is made of.

I take all the measurements down so that I can list them in My Ebay descriptions.

The size is also for My Ebay description.

The weight is for shipping purposes on Ebay.

And then of course the list price for sale.

So now all this info is at my fingertips when I go to list a new item on Ebay. I am also using it to put my items on Ravelry.com just as another place to keep them. I don’t know if I could actually list them for sale there. I know you can sell yarn. I can understand selling materials there, but would other crocheters buy already finished items by another crocheter? I will just look into it further one of these days.

I also have two labels that I use when I package the items I sell for shipping.

I found these at the Senior Citizens Garage Sale. They are little address sticker labels. I found  3 unopened and one opened packages all for a dollar. I then went to avery.com to the template page. You can print it yourself or they will do it and deliver to you. I typed up my info and printed it out on the stickers myself.

The little bear stickers I bought and printed my info on.

The little bear stickers I bought and printed my info on.

I also have made two different Allergy Warning inserts as you know my assistant is Sully, my cat.

This is a crochet item all ready packaged, waiting to be sold, and then put in an envelope for shipping.

Wrapped and ready for shipping

Wrapped and ready for shipping

All items are washed as soon as I have enough to make a small load, then they are dried.

I package them up this way after they are dry so they do not get all cat haired up again waiting to be sold on Ebay. Before we started relisting again on Ebay, I took my whole inventory up to the care home I  worked at. I was able to sell an item and took orders for two more. The lady that bought my coffee bumpy beanie wanted some matching wrist warmers. The other was for a summer hat with brim in black with a white”hat band”. I did the made to order for them because they were local and my friends. You really can’t do that on Ebay.

Well I hope you enjoyed your journey through my Crochet Book Binder. Maybe you can start your own binder or two or three. 🙂