A Daughter’s helping Hand is worth …
My daughter Oonagh (Syphokidd on Tumblr) posted an article about my Etsy shop where I sell hand knitted BJD sweaters in merino wool, alpaca and silk. The Etsy shop #MizouBJD was not attracting many viewers or even customers so she decided to write an article on her Tumblr page.
An Order for a Ravenclaw House Cardigan for an SD Girl
After a very short time her blog post was reposted many many times and got the right audience AND custom orders for my Etsy shop ‘MizouBJD’. Apparently it is all about using the right #hashtags not just tags!!!
I now have a custom list of 3 customers and 4 sweaters, yay!!! Thanks so much Oonagh, did I say that you are the best??
So, I made the pattern for the cardigan, choose the wool with my customer via Etsy convo and knitted the whole body minus the sleeves over the weekend only to start again late on Sunday when I realised some fatal errors in my calculations but at least I have the main pattern worked out including the border with the buttonholes AND i found the right buttons … but at a price!!
First press before I realised my mistake and had to start all over again…
And here the buttons black and grey, I will use the black ones for this cardigan these are the closest to the original #RavenclawHouseCardigan.
Edit: I used the grey buttons as it looked closer to the original. little did I know that they are pearl buttons!
The first sleeve was a bit of a problem as I had altered the pattern so had to rip most of it then start again and write down all the changes. I have now a workable pattern that I can use with other wools, cottons, silks.
Here is Heather showing work in progress: