All posts tagged: shop update

shop update: The Synapse

I announced this a little while ago already on facebook, but there’s something about blogging that makes me anxious. It is the relatively formal format? Maybe. It is my inability to explain something that I feel more comfortable designing visually or discussing one-on-one? Pretty much entirely exactly absolutely. But I’ll feel the fear and try anyway. I call this new design Synapse (from synaptein “to clasp,” from syn- “together” and haptein “to fasten”.) I remember (admittedly only vaguely) studying about this in high school. I responded a little emotionally to the importance of this part of your nervous system. It takes a large amount of effort for a signal to make it for the first time from one brain cell to another. but having made that connection for the first time it eventually gets easier to do. With time, that message or signal can take next to no effort at all to get across. The bond’s been strengthened. Now, I have it totally wrong about this bit of neuroscience here (my class notebooks were more …

shop update: teres

i finished up a new design that i’ve been excited to share for a while–here! my favorite moss stitch in the form of a warm cowl, with a little bit of crochet on each end as a finish. for this design sample i just had to use a deep hue so i went for cranberry. i’m very happy with how it turned out and would love to learn how it will look in the colors my customers may choose for their own. moss stitch hasn’t failed to wow me yet–i absolutely love the texture it creates in different weights or materials. this cowl is currently available in a soft blend of lamb’s wool and acrylic. you can see a bit more about this custom-knit neckwarmer here. in other news: i had the pleasure of being interviewed by kelly stahley! You can view the interview on her blog here. and remember to enter my giveaway for the vegan shift hat here! i will draw the winner’s name at the end of this month!


this is finlet,  the newest addition to my shop. it’s a neckwarmer that i actually put together a few months ago that i really love but had mixed feelings about making it available to buy, mostly because of the amount of time spent actually knitting it. for a long time i kept the prototype myself but recently made the decision to make another for the shop, since i loved it so much. one big challenge i have with selling my knitwear is pricing them in a way that could seem reasonable to customers. i spend many hours swatching, searching for yarns, knitting and ripping back, and writing the patterns for my pieces, but there is always this lingering fear that despite my best effort, the level of craft in my work won’t be made clear enough to people browsing my shop. i guess when all is considered the best i can do is price in a way that is fair to my skill, service and high level of quality of my materials, and take the …

shop update

i’ve been doing a lot of listing lately, here’s a glance at a little of what’s new in the shop! one’s my torse design in vegan-friendly yarns for anyone who may be allergic but still wants to wear a bapsi-made item, and two [of a total of four] of my little series of winter hats, all named meld. inspired by the beautiful phenomenon of diffusion. i think i’ll admit now that i reeeally enjoy knitting hats, but i can’t let myself have so many hats in my own closet, so expect a lot more in the shop very soon!

shop update

released a few new little knits in my shop recently. as usual, you can click through the image to see the listings on etsy. this one i’m proud to call my first fingerless mitts design both made and listed in my little shop! knitting and shaping in the round is a little daunting for me when it doesn’t involve a simple crown shaping, so i’m glad i tackled that! more designs are definitely coming soon! this color featured is denim, a personal favorite right now. i’m excited to see how this piece looks in other colors as well! this one’s been a simple favorite that’s been sitting in both the notebook and shelf for a long time. the torse beanie, named that because of the ribbing pattern and other little design features that mirror features of the human torse. i loved making this design so much that i decided to make a number of ready-to-ship versions for people to be able to order and receive immediately! but as usual for my designs, this will be …