Announcement Custom Dog, Cat, Chiengora Yarn, handspun and hand dyed yarns, Handknit and handwoven baby blankets, hats, lap blankets, prayer shawls, placemats, shawls, scrapbooks, wraps, photo albums, scarves, stoles, cowls, mantles, comfort shawls, shoulder shawls, afghans, purses, bags, handsewn quilts, wreaths, plarn, angora rabbit fiber, nuno felting, newborn photography props, baby wraps, fiber artist supplies woven bowls and vintage items. Crafted with care, made especially for you! Don't see what your looking for? Customize!
Custom Dog, Cat, Chiengora Yarn, handspun and hand dyed yarns, Handknit and handwoven baby blankets, hats, lap blankets, prayer shawls, placemats, shawls, scrapbooks, wraps, photo albums, scarves, stoles, cowls, mantles, comfort shawls, shoulder shawls, afghans, purses, bags, handsewn quilts, wreaths, plarn, angora rabbit fiber, nuno felting, newborn photography props, baby wraps, fiber artist supplies woven bowls and vintage items. Crafted with care, made especially for you! Don't see what your looking for? Customize!
Seralia on Oct 23, 2016
Lovely scarf, with a natural touch that I really love. And the silk smells wonderfully. Thanks, Rebecca. Everything is just perfect!
RichmondArt on Apr 15, 2016
This yarn is gorgeous! Bobbly enough to make a project interesting, but consistent enough to make a nice fabric. Thank you so much!!
The life that chose me ....
You see, for many years I thrived on anger. I’m not going to woe you with my childhood or my teenage years. As tumultuous as it was, it is what has made me, me. But in coping with it all, I was angry. I took that anger and embraced it. It’s what got me through it all. When it comes to certain times in your life, you have to hit the ground running. You cannot hesitate to think, or feel or reflect on what just happened. You need to stand tall and continue on to find a way. It doesn’t matter if it’s something that you want to do or not, but need to.
I carried that anger and utilized it to the best of my ability. It got me through family problems. It got me through basic training. It’s how I learned to work out and push myself those extra miles or shaving time off my run. It’s what got me those promotions at work. It’s what made me invincible - I would do things and not remember them. That 10 mile uphill run that left me shaking afterward? I didn’t remember it, because my brain was going a mile a minute. If it hurt, it didn’t matter, because I wouldn’t feel it until after. Long after. But when it was over, I could look back and I would feel so good and accomplished afterwards.
Then I got deployed and an incident occurred that no matter what the training was for, I never would have been prepared for it. Superiors couldn’t give me the answers I was looking for, and things went from simple to intricate in one unexpected moment. It wasn’t about regulations and course of action anymore. My soul was in a quandary and it didn’t sit well.
Regardless of what that incident was, I realized that things needed to change. I did find my center, but it was short lived. Life happened and anger started to build once more. As much as I longed for it, I did not want to start smoking again.
This is where fiber started to speak to me. I used to think knitting spoke to me because I needed to do something with my hands once I quit smoking. Plus, my great-grandmother taught me, and I knew she would be proud. But the truth is, I can sit for hours with the biggest tangled mass of yarn and be completely content and calm. It’s soothing. As I figure it out, it gives me time to internalize and figure myself out. I take different perspectives on situations and come to different conclusions. Agree to disagree. And as I come to my resolution the clouds part and I’ve got a tightly wound skein with no knots. A fog clears, that I didn’t even know was around me. So much different than the past, when I would look at life with a red tinge around the edges at everything. So much better. All is right in the world once more. Centered.
Weaving and spinning – where do I begin? It’s methodical, it’s continuous, yet at the same time has a beginning and end. It listens to your hands, and no matter how much your brain is going, it never interrupts. Only when you are too upset and being too abrasive with the fiber – you snap the yarn. I never realize it until it happens. It forces you to be calm. And if you’re not in the mood, or just cannot seem to get in the zone, it is simply not the day for it. Find something else to do, and try again later. There’s always tomorrow.
Maybe it’s my new form of meditation. But it centers me. It doesn’t matter if I make sales, as I refuse to allow consumerism dictate my soul and my business. And to be honest, if I don’t do it for awhile I tend to get irate. I need it.
I did not choose to be a fiber artist. If anything, it chose me.
Knitter, Weaver, Handspinner
Inspiration and Reason for Being
PeaknitGallery is a play on words. When our daughter was born, my husband blessed her with the nickname "Peanut" and it has stuck ever sense. She is the reason why I am here today.
It all started while recovering from a broken foot. I picked up my great-grandmother's knitting needles in hopes of finding some peace while waiting for my body to heal. From there it has evolved to what you see now ....
Check back often, I add new pieces and update the shop regularly!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
If you choose to pay via check or money order, note that funds must be received by me and must clear in good order before your item will ship. Prompt payment is greatly appreciated!
Residents of Maryland are subject to sales tax of 6%. PayPal will automatically add the tax onto your purchase price, if you are paying by check or money order be sure to include the tax amount or contact me for the exact amount if you are unsure.
Contact me through Etsy if you would like an item reserved and I will hold it for you in the shop.
I enjoy doing custom work, but I will NOT duplicate anything from another sellers shop. I will however be willing to make changes to my own designs to meet your specifications.
Items listed as ready to ship will be sent USPS Priority mail within 24 hours of purchase Monday through Thursday. Items purchased on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday will be shipped on Monday. All items are sent with delivery confirmation. Shipping on special or custom orders will be sent according to the agreement made at time of purchase.
Third party shipping is available for gifts. Please let me know the address to ship to, any note you would like on a gift card, and the address to which I should send the invoice.
All items are double insured against misfortunes - as a customer, you will be given the option to get a refund, order something else, or have the item recreated at no charge.
If you have a special shipping request, contact me prior to your purchase and we'll work out pricing, etc.
Refunds and Exchanges
Full returns will be accepted within 14 days of receipt. Contact me through Etsy and I will send you mailing instructions and will refund your purchase price (shipping charges are non-refundable).
I'll also accept items for exchange, should you want a different piece.
After 14 days, returns are accepted for exchange only.
After 45 days, no exchanges or returns will be accepted.
Exception : Custom orders are NOT returnable or refundable.
Additional policies and FAQs
Excess materials and yarn leftover from items is shop property. Often times yarn is purchased in excess, especially in custom orders. This is to accommodate for samples, corrections to the product, and sometimes, for a duplicate to be made. It is not included in the sale.