Maryland, United States · 44 Sales


Maryland, United States 44 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
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Rivkah M


Announcement   Heirloom-quality hand-knit & hand-spun items. Thanks for looking around!:)


Heirloom-quality hand-knit & hand-spun items. Thanks for looking around!:)

Rivkah M

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Rivkah M

Angora Houndstooth Mitts
Solitude Wools / Small Shawl
Reading Mitts in Wild Geranium
Raja Farm / Huge Handspun Shawl
Serendipity Farm / Large Handspun Shawl
Raja Farm / Hand-spun Double-Cuff Mitts
Caprine Corner / With Love from Kansas
Roll Tide Baby Hat
The First To Bless
Warm Winter Hat
Hand-spun Merino iPhone Case
Mighty Oak / Short Handspun Mitts


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Dulgon on Dec 26, 2015

5 out of 5 stars
Dan Barnes

Dan Barnes on Nov 25, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Super warm, love the grungy-ness


rq40 on Sep 6, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Everything. It arrived quickly and it is beautiful and totally functional.. Can't wait to start knitting with it.

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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.

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  • Rivkah

    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.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 9, 2013
Any purchase you make goes towards helping me buy some land, sheep, and a cast iron wood cookstove. Thanks so much.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
If you really REALLY REALLY want something I made and simply can't afford it, send me a good sob story. Make sure you use proper punctuation and grammar. And there should be dragons.
My shipping policy costs so much because they are quick and reliable. I can send media mail to save you cash, but it means I can only ship on Mondays and then of course it will take longer. I have no problem doing this. Just let me know.
Refunds and Exchanges
I will refund the price of the item for store credit if you are really unhappy with your purchase. I hope that doesn't happen and I try to describe and photograph the items so you have a good idea of what you're buying before you commit.

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.
Additional policies and FAQs
Ask me about custom orders! I do that all the time in person but it is a bit trickier (though not impossible) via Etsy!