Announcement Heirloom-quality hand-knit & hand-spun items. Thanks for looking around!:)
Heirloom-quality hand-knit & hand-spun items. Thanks for looking around!:)
There is no true beauty in things of no use.
My little sister taught me to knit over the Christmas holidays of the year I spent in Ireland for my master's degree. We were living in Naples, Italy, at the time and she taught me the knit stitch, which I took back to Ireland and made my first horrible scarf.
To her I owe more peace of mind and joyful activity than she will probably ever know--I am by nature an anxious, impatient person but with knitting and spinning I no longer wait in vain nor feel my time in seeming idleness is wasted. For me, knitting is a means to contentedness.
Since then I found local yarn shops wherever I went; This is Knit in Blackrock near Dublin (now in Dublin proper)--il Gomitolo ("The Yarn Ball") in our town within view of Mt. Vesuvius--Loop on a tree-shaded lane in London--A Tangled Skein withs its cozy nooks in Maryland--the bright and comfortable River Wools in Terre Haute, IN.
Of course there's more, but what I learned in these places is the fostering of community. Every town needs a yarn shop; there you find instant company in remarkably diverse people, all gathered to make good art. I like belonging to them.
...but everybody remembers itchy sweaters and ugly sweaters and lumpy mittens and hats full of warty bobbles...
On the other side of that is The Perfect Pair of Socks, the Scarf That Goes With Everything I Own, Dad's Sweater, the Gloves That Fit Just Right, and the Heartbreakingly Small Baby Clothes. When these are made in a socially responsible way, you not only feel good wearing them, you feel good about wearing them.
What I try to do is make useful things and make them well.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Knitter, Spinner, Maker-Upper Of Stuff, Homemaker
I was a military brat in a family of home-schoolers. I have several academic degrees in literature and history and loved them, but what I'm most excited about is going to sheep-shearing school at the end of the month.
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I do also do repairs--holes in sweaters, darning socks, fixing your favorite hat, re-blocking your lace shawl, etc. but that's on a case by case basis. If you wear out something I made, I'll charge you $10 flat to fix whatever it is. Because thank you.