LoopsAndLines

Hand knit hats, Christmas stockings, puppets, animals

Portland, Oregon · 547 Sales

LoopsAndLines

Hand knit hats, Christmas stockings, puppets, animals

Portland, Oregon 547 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(145)

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Lisa T

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Announcement   Classic hand knit hats in a variety of styles and fibers. Hand knitted Christmas stockings, big and small. Knitted stuffed animals and hand puppets.

In the 2014 December issue of Redbook magazine, one of my mini stockings was featured as a silverware holder for a holiday table. 😊

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Last updated on Oct 7, 2016

Classic hand knit hats in a variety of styles and fibers. Hand knitted Christmas stockings, big and small. Knitted stuffed animals and hand puppets.

In the 2014 December issue of Redbook magazine, one of my mini stockings was featured as a silverware holder for a holiday table. 😊

Lisa T

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Lisa T

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5 out of 5 stars
(145)
bevbuettner

bevbuettner on May 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Adorable frog puppet was a great buy. It certainly brought a smile to the face of my grandson. Very well crafted, the knitting is beautifully done. We both love it!

bevbuettner

bevbuettner on May 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I bought this lion for my grandson. This sock puppet is adorable! My grandson loves it! Beautifully knitted and the mane is painstakingly attached. It was better than I had hoped for.

Betsy Eliot

Betsy Eliot on Mar 19, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Too Cute! Hard to believe this Teddy Bear hand puppet is even cuter in person than online. Very well made. Great customer service...mailed the same day as my order. I highly recommend this seller. I'll be buying more.

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About

All Day Long

When I was a child, my favorite book was All Day Long Book. It contained sketches of little girls in dresses, anklet socks, and saddle shoes creating things with everyday items. I kept that book under my bed with a shoebox of supplies. That book kept me busy, all day long.

Grandma was a knitter. Every Christmas, she hand knit sweaters for my three sisters and me. I have a cream cardigan with hand knit badges sewn on, tucked away in a box with my smocked dresses. I inherited my grandmother's knitting needles and her Susan Bates stitch counter that I use every day.

I learned how to knit from Joyce D in 1988. My first project was a red cable knit cardigan sweater. Loved the cables, the style, but not the yarn . . . acrylic. It's good for some things, but not sweaters. I have an armoir packed with sweaters I have knitted. I love Jean Frost and Debbie Bliss and Rowan and Jaeger and Noro patterns. My favorite yarn shop is NW Wools in Multnomah Village, Portland, Oregon. They are so helpful there, and when I purchase too much yarn for a sweater, they will accept full skeins in return even several months after purchase.

One year, I knit 19 Christmas stockings for my sisters and their families: forest green and burgundy chubby stockings for two families, blue with white eyelash cuffs for another, green and red striped jester stockings for my parents. I knit purple, forest green, and cream colored stockings for my family, untraditional but they go with my living room. The following year, I knit hats for my family. During the Christmas Eve gathering at my parents' house, I enjoyed watching as the youngest child opened the big box and pulled out dozens of hats. Everyone tried them on and selected the one they liked best.

I happened upon Etsy when I was considering selling my knitted items and searching for a way online. Setting up shop has been a learning experience for me: taking photographs, writing descriptions, determining prices, researching shipping costs, figuring out SEO, promoting my shop. Something new every day. I look forward to more knitting and learning.

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  • Lisa T

    Owner, Knitter

    I am a retired teacher. I taught for 32 years; second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. The photo was taken during my last year of teaching, in June at the fifth grade vs. staff kickball game.

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Last updated on Oct 7, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Do you accept custom orders?

Do you like an item in my shop, but want a different color or fiber? Do you have a hat you lost and want replaced? Or do you want a duplicate of a Christmas stocking for a new family member? If you have a photo, we might be in luck.

I enjoy new challenges, so feel free to make custom requests. I can work off of existing patterns and create something unique for you. Once we have determined what it is you want, I will start your project after you have made your purchase.

Are your toys safe for children?

I am registered with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission as a Small Batch Manufacturer and all materials used in my products for children are in compliance with children's product safety rules. I do not use any buttons or other small embellishments (choking hazards) on puppets or stuffed animals.

How are your items shipped?

I ship in bubble mailers for items weighing between 4-16 ounces. Items that weigh more or don't fit in a bubble mailer are shipped in corrugated boxes or USPS flat rate boxes. Knitted items are packaged in cello or plastic to protect against moisture during shipping. I do not include an invoice unless one is requested. I ship via USPS. You will receive notification of USPS tracking number. For upgraded and faster shipping, please request a quote prior to purchase.

When will my purchase be shipped?

My shop contains mainly ready to ship items. Those items include hats, Christmas stockings, and mini stockings. These ready to ship items will process in 1-3 business days. My made to order items (puppets, stuffed animals, and custom requests) can take 1-4 weeks. Check individual listings for estimated shipping times.

Do you make all of your items?

Everything in this shop is made by me: my hands, two sticks, and yarn. No machine knitting. Most of my items are knit on skinny needles (almost the size of chopsticks) with worsted weight yarn. A tighter knit fabric results.

LoopsAndLines is a one person shop. I knit, sew, email, package, ship, and purchase all materials. I appreciate your support of my handmade business.

Do you have clearance or sale items?

All knitters have a growing stash of leftover yarns. From my stash, I match colors and mix fibers to hand knit truly one of a kind hats, and I list them at a discount in my Stash Buster Hats section. Please check out my Stash Buster Hats section. Perhaps you will find a hat that is just your style, with just your color choice, and at a discount.