LambsEarsKnits

Men's wool hat - wool mittens - Womens winter hats

Roanoke, Virginia · 212 Sales

LambsEarsKnits

Men's wool hat - wool mittens - Womens winter hats

Roanoke, Virginia 212 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Announcement   Handmade warm winter hats, mittens, scarves and fingerless gloves for men and women who want to be outdoors.

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Last updated on Dec 1, 2016

Handmade warm winter hats, mittens, scarves and fingerless gloves for men and women who want to be outdoors.

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Lambs Ears Knits just what you needed!

My Dad is an electrician and worked out in every weather environment you can imagine. Every once in a while, I got to go with him. Getting to go with him was always fun. Since we lived in the Allegheny Mountains in the Western Tier of NY near Buffalo, Dad always had a hat around when colder weather arrived...just like the ones I knit today. Many times, once the chill of the morning wore off, or if he got to work in a "finished" house, the hat was pulled off and I trotted off to toss it onto the bench seat of the Dodge truck.
Most times, when I went with him on a job and I wasn't fetching different tools for him, I would sit on a overturned 5 gallon bucket and just watch him work. I loved the smell of the pine sawdust from freshly cut boards that were on nearly all the job sites. I was usually pretty intrigued while just sitting there; seeing how he easily hammered staples into the 2X4 studs to guide the wire, or watching him crawl or pull wires though tight spots with, what seemed like to a 7 year old girl, superman strength. I never went on him on a job without him making sure we stopped at a small gas station for a candy bar or a soda while we were out. We usually got Snickers. ❤

As I sit and knit these hats, scarves, and mittens I imagine them being worn by men just like my dad. Men that work hard and love their families. That's one of the reasons I use the yarn I do. It gives the warmest result and is long lasting, and looks good...something every man wants! I've had construction workers, seamen and hunters (and their wives!) all buy and enjoy my hats, vests, fingerless gloves, mittens and scarves.

By the way, if you find the item I made for you isn't preforming like you think it should, contact me. I want you happy. I've guaranteed my work for that very reason.

Oh, and if you have an idea for a hat, scarf or mittens you would like to see me sell, let me know. My best items are from men that have suggested I make them!

As a side note, we travel and live full time a 5th wheel camper. I store all my yarn and finished items in various places in the camper and have all my shipping supplies neatly organized so I am all ready to go. The age we live in today is all so digital that everything is easily handled at any post office we are near at any given time. My husband is very willing to help me and even models from time to time!

See all of our hand knit items here: http://etsy.me/PEN56e

I have a second shop on Etsy that sells hand spun wool yarn as well: ForeverWindingWool

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  • Kelly

    Owner, Creator

    I love to knit. I especially like to work with my own handspun wool.

  • Tim

    Shipping

    My husband is my main support.

  • Maggie

    Creator

    Maggie is my daughter and she pitches in whenever I find myself overwhelmed (about November thru December!) with orders.

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Last updated on Dec 22, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Is there a warranty on your products?

Our handknit items are fully warranted, to the original owner, for the practical lifetime of the product. This does not mean your lifetime, although we would love to hear stories about our items being used!

So, what is “normal wear and tear”?
We handknit every product to meet our superior standards, but no matter how carefully you use and care for your product, nothing lasts forever. Items used every day will degrade faster than someone who only wears their product once or twice per year. Eventually every product will begin to show signs of age and wear such as faded fabric or frayed cuffs, and we take this into consideration when assessing your warranty request.

What isn't covered under your warranty?

When you’re busy chasing an adventure, we recognize that accidents can and do happen. Unfortunately, snags, rips or other damage to your product can happen and are not covered under warranty.

Improper care or negligence, such as storing your product while wet or not following the care instructions on the label inside your garment will result in damages that are not covered under warranty. It may well be that your product has simply reached its practical lifetime and it is time to be replaced. We hope you will continue to trust Lambs Ears Knits to make just what you need for your next adventure!

Care instructions

Care for wool items is very easy!

Simply swish the item in a sink with warm water and a squirt of shampoo for suds. Work the item gently to get the soap throughout the item and squeeze the soapy water out. Refil the sink with water that is the SAME temperature as the soap water. Swish and rinse to clear the soap with the same temperature water. Yes...temperature consistency is important when washing wool items. Don't twist, just squeeze.

Now, roll it up in a towel and squeeze, or you can step on it. That works really well to remove a lot of moisture. OR you can put it in the washer on spin cycle for a couple of minutes.

Hang or lay your item on or near a heater register and it should be dry by morning!

Where do you get your yarn from?

I personally like yarn that is sourced in the USA, and I like sourcing from "the little guys". So far, I have been able to do both quite successfully! I currently buy my wool blends and Alpaca for many of my hats from a store in Bethlehem, PA and for my mittens I found an excellent source of Mule Spun wool in Montana and Maine. Yarn purchased at places like this can be more expensive, but I feel the attention to detail, from the animals to the final product, make the cost well worth it.

Will you make my hat or mittens from a different fiber?

After many years of knitting accessories for men and women I have come to have some definite preferences about the yarn I use! I have also come to the realization that what I think is best, may not be what YOU find is best for your needs!

If you find you are allergic to a fiber I use, but you like the style of the hat or mittens, then convo me! I would love to work up something custom that will fit YOU and your needs!