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Mon Jan 21, 2019, 02:28 PM

something really cool happened to me this weekend

As some of you know, I make and sell pussyhats (a few of you here have been customers of mine-- thank you) and this forum encouraged me to open an Etsy store with them.

Well on Saturday, I was at the NYC Women's March and I saw a mother/daughter pair wearing hats with a yarn I am very familiar with. I asked them where they got them and they mentioned an Etsy store. The daughter told me her first name and I recognized her as a customer of mine (I only had 1 transaction where I sold 2 of that hat to 1 person). She told me her experience was great and asked me for more cards.

It was such an awesome feeling seeing my work out in the wild.

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crazycatlady Jan 2019 OP
Fla Dem Jan 2019 #1
yonder Jan 2019 #2
akraven Jan 2019 #3
crazycatlady Jan 2019 #7
akraven Jan 2019 #8
crazycatlady Jan 2019 #9
akraven Jan 2019 #10
Gothmog Jan 2019 #4
ailsagirl Jan 2019 #5
red dog 1 Jan 2019 #6
flying_wahini Jan 2019 #11
crazycatlady Jan 2019 #15
Baitball Blogger Jan 2019 #19
Stargazer09 Jan 2019 #23
crazycatlady Jan 2019 #29
ashling Jan 2019 #12
Alliepoo Jan 2019 #13
crazycatlady Jan 2019 #16
CaptainTruth Jan 2019 #14
Phentex Jan 2019 #17
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2019 #18
crazycatlady Jan 2019 #27
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2019 #28
Victor_c3 Jan 2019 #20
populistdriven Jan 2019 #21
calimary Jan 2019 #22
Stargazer09 Jan 2019 #24
3catwoman3 Jan 2019 #25
crazycatlady Jan 2019 #26
3catwoman3 Jan 2019 #30
crazycatlady Jan 2019 #31

Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 02:35 PM

1. Good for you. What a great feeling of pride.

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 02:35 PM

2. Seeing the results of your work in action is very rewarding.

Well done.

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 02:39 PM

3. I love your stuff and actually have a hat!

Kitty loves it too, when I forget to put it on its hook in the cabin, she sleeps on it.

It's a rainbow! Such great work; it'll last way longer than I will! Ears warm at 30 below? Got that covered. I share with lots of neighbors (such as they are, 2 or so acres apart) and don't doubt a few will be sporting some of your designs.

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Response to akraven (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 03:18 PM

7. thanks for the compliment

It reallymeans a lot to me. Trying to remember which hat it is.

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 03:26 PM

8. LOL! It's one with pokey upped ears and rainbow colors.

You don't need compliments, you KNOW you're good! But I have to fight kitty for it if she claims it first!

It's gorgeous. Bought it a while back (I don't do time well) and I can brag my ears are warm when it's 20 below!

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Response to akraven (Reply #8)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 03:44 PM

9. I'd love to see a pic of the kitty with it

If I was owned by a furry one right now, I'd make him/her a cat sized pussyhat.

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #9)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 03:55 PM

10. I'd love to if I had a camera.

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 02:52 PM

4. Cool story

My youngest made some hats for friends also

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 03:02 PM

5. I bet!! Good for you!!

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 03:13 PM

6. Kick

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 04:55 PM

11. Link to etsy store?

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Response to flying_wahini (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 05:37 PM

15. in my signature

craftsbycarolineshop.etsy.com

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 11:17 AM

19. I have a question:

Most of the pussy hats that I have seen at the protests look like they are rectangular in shape. There was one on your page that distinctly shows the cat ears. Are these two different patterns?

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #19)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 02:11 PM

23. I've made similar hats

A couple of small stitches at the base of the ears makes all the difference.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 10:24 AM

29. The rectangular shape folds into the cat ears when on

When I put mine on (and the hats on my styrofoam head), I fold down the corners to make the cat ears.

I've seen other (mass produced ones) that look more like rabbit ears than cat ears and are not very attractive.

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 05:03 PM

12. "In the wild"

love it. Extremely gratifying.

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 05:17 PM

13. That's fantastic!

I would love to purchase a couple of hats. Would you mind sharing your Etsy site?

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Response to Alliepoo (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 05:37 PM

16. in my signature

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 05:27 PM

14. Awesome! And in a way I can relate.

Where I used to live, years ago, there was a college radio station that had an independent music program where they played unsigned artists & local bands. I sent them some of my recordings & wouldn't you know it, they played a few on their program.

I listened to the show whenever I could & I'll never forget the feeling of hearing my songs on the radio! It was very cool.

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 05:50 PM

17. That's great!

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 06:27 PM

18. I have one of your hats!

And it's finally cold enough to wear it.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 10:16 PM

27. yours was only the 2nd hat I made

I hope it is working out for you and I apologize in advance if I messed up a little). The first was a birthday present for a friend but in black.

Also IIRC you are owned by a gray tabby (or have posted pics of one). I have a soft spot for them.

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #27)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 10:36 PM

28. I haven't noticed anything wrong with it at all - and I love the color. Now that it's cold out

I can actually wear it! I do have a gray tabby - more gray than tabby; his stripes are rather muted and are most visible on his arms. He also has a little white spot on his throat and the middle toe on his left front paw is also white. He is the world's loudest cat; I suspect he has a Siamese ancestor.

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 12:10 PM

20. Sometimes it feels like a small work out there. n/t

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 01:44 PM

21. K&R for your Activism & example for all of us

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 01:52 PM

22. Hmmm ... Wonder if I have one of your hats too.

I bought mine through Etsy. I love Etsy.com! Support the arts by supporting the artists!

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 02:13 PM

24. Wonderful!

I love seeing knitwear in the wild, and itís even better to see something you made out there!

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Response to crazycatlady (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 10:05 PM

25. I am so happy to have found this thread! I was planning to order...

...one of your hats last year, and didn't "get a round tuit." I have a big head (when I joined the Air Force nurse corps, I needed the next-to-the-largest size hat available.

Would I need to custom order and provide you with a head measurement?

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #25)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 10:13 PM

26. first of all I love your screen name

I can make a larger one, just let me know which yarn you would like (I have about every skein of pink yarn that a place like Michael's or AC Moore sold). If need be, I can take pictures and send them to you.

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #26)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 02:55 PM

30. I like your screen name, too.

When I first needed a screen name, we had 3 cats. Then 4. Then 5. Unfortunately, we are back to 3. If I weren't married, I'd probably have 8, and could be a contender for your screen name.

Shall I PM you my head measurement? And, if you don't mind, I'd be happy to see some of the shades of pink that you have. I prefer medium rose shades with a blue rather than an a peach undertone.

Thnx - I look forward to doing business with you.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #30)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 03:10 PM

31. Yes PM me things

And check the listings out in my store for warm/cool tones. I think I have something in mind for you.

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