DizzyWindmill

The Dizzy Windmill

West Potsdam, New York On Etsy since 2015

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DizzyWindmill

The Dizzy Windmill

West Potsdam, New York | 53 Sales

Announcement    I believe in quality hand knit and upcycled goods at reasonable prices. Artisan shouldn't mean aristocratic.

I love finding inspiration anywhere though mostly among the nerdy/geeky media, so if you're looking for some subtle geek-wear - you're in the right place. I do take commissions as well, and anything you see can be made in a different fiber type though it may change the time required to produce.

Be sure to follow on FB and IG.

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 30, 2018

I believe in quality hand knit and upcycled goods at reasonable prices. Artisan shouldn't mean aristocratic.

I love finding inspiration anywhere though mostly among the nerdy/geeky media, so if you're looking for some subtle geek-wear - you're in the right place. I do take commissions as well, and anything you see can be made in a different fiber type though it may change the time required to produce.

Be sure to follow on FB and IG.

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About DizzyWindmill

Sales 53
On Etsy since 2015

Nerdy Knitter, putting form and function into fiber since 2009.

I believe in providing quality artisan goods at reasonable prices. Most of my work is knit by hand, the way it used to be done, though I also enjoy repurpopsing materials like bottle caps and paper to create something special and eco-friendly. I believe in letting inspiration come from anywhere, which results in more unique pieces that make great gifts or additions to your wardrobe.

Over the years I've made gifts for many friends and a few co-workers, often funky and functional. Which is now what I've devoted my brand to. It took a while to get there, but I love what I do, providing those like you that might be a little quirky or a lot geeky with winter wear, home goods and sometimes even toys and jewelry that fits the aesthetic.

If you're the type of person that doesn't follow trends, I will happily discuss commissions with you. I enjoy the challenge of finding and creating something that fits your image while keeping my integrity as well. Whether you're a whovian, browncoat, techie or elf, I can keep your ears warm and dishes clean.

A bit more background on me:I used to live in a really small town so if I wasn't in school or working, I would spend a lot of time in my room with some music on and knitting, experimenting with patterns and materials. While I had no real direction for a while, I think in the back of my mind I knew where I would end up, after all I am a bit of a nerd myself (sci fi and music) so while I like to make "pretty" things as well, my focus will always be on the geek chic and quirky.

In April of 2014 I changed the name/brand from Tiger Knitty to The Dizzy Windmill to reflect this focus.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns or commission. You can message me here, or stop by facebook or twitter (@dizzywindmill). Also follow on IG @thedizzywindmill for a look behind the scenes.

Shop members

  • shelly m

    Owner, Creator, Photographer

    I learned to knit back in 2008/9, making my dad a tom baker scarf, and spent a lot of time in small towns where I had plenty of time to experiment with the art. I love making slightly quirky things, geek chic for anyone, and taking commissions.

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Last updated on Jan 6, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

Size and color is easy enough to change. Size may change the price a little, up or down accordingly.
Fiber type can be changed (like using wool instead of acrylic) however I currently only have access to acrylic locally. Using wool, cotton or other fiber will add more time to my processing since I have to order it.

I also take pure commissions - feel free to contact me with your ideas.

Sizing details

Mittens and hats I try to offer in a couple sizes - based on American sizing standards.
Most other things wont have a size.

If dimensions are a factor they are usually listed in the description.

Care instructions

It is highly recommended that you simply spot wash or hand wash all knit items to preserve the stitching.

Color Options

Colors will always be subject to manufacturer availability.

I provide pallets where appropriate to make things a little easier for both of us, colors may vary slightly depending on ones screen and dye lots.

Fiber types

Unfortunately my local yarn shop has closed and my only local access to yarn now is from chain stores which is generally only acrylic so while I prefer to work with something like merino wool, as of 2018 most of my work will be done with acrylic by default unless other wise stated. Some of my one of a kind items (such as the wicked lady or kitana scarf) are done with "indie dyed' yarn which is often a wool/nylon/acrylic blend. I buy such yarn if something catches my eye and I have the funds to do so.

I will happily make things in merino, wool, alpaca, cotton but I will have to order such yarn which can sadly take a decent amount of time to arrive (up to two weeks from some sources).