Friday, August 14, 2009

Summer knitting

Even though I haven`t blogged lately I have been knitting up a storm. NO surprise there.

One day I was driving one of my kids somewhere and I stumbled across this store out in the country. I of course, had to go in and check it out. After going down a long driveway with flowers on both sides, I mean lots of flowers in rows, I parked my car and walked into the store and was greeted right away by two very friendly ladies. The store was filled with hand made items and I thought I died and gone to heaven.
Inside were tables of knitted items of all sorts and styles, handmade soaps, a large cooler with freshly picked flowers, a display filled with honey items from their own bees, and in the back of the store were two weaving looms set up and working. The wall was filled with all kinds of colored wools and samples of Vivienne`s weaving were every where. She weaves recycled T-shirts and jeans. She also makes the most amazing scarves that she sells at some juried craft sales. I talked to Vivienne and of course told her I was a knitter.
She was interested in seeing some of my stuff.
I walked out of there feeling excited and very thankful.
A few weeks later I filled a hugh bag full of hats, bags, socks and headed out. When I got there Vivienne took all of my things and suggested more items I could make to help fill her store. She also sells Tupperware, Watkins and people can come there to pick their own flowers. Very cool!!! She`s been there for a long time and has regular customers so maybe things might sell. Oh, by the way the address of this place is the same house number of my house when I was 10. 3309. Interesting.

So needless to say Ive been knitting more things to build up my inventory. Here are a few examples:















What do you think...Oh never mind... I know...

1 comment:

  1. LOVE your knitting Aunt Judy! Really really cool! The felted bear and felted booties (on the windowsill) are too cute!

    At an artisan's market last year, we bought a crocheted hat from a woman. The hat was a snake and when Eden wears it, it looks like it's eating her head. Here's a picture of it:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/theselovinghands/2864656149/

    She has some examples of her work on http://icraft.ca/these_loving_hands. What I liked best about what she did was her "Crayarn Creations". She takes pictures that little kids draw and turns them into stuffed animals. Check them out here: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=crayarn&w=23194443%40N02

    Thought you may be interested... Again I love your knitted creations and am glad you are blogging again!

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