First, don't forget to head on over to The Snyder 5 for a chance to win one of my bracelets!
Now back to regularly scheduled programming:
I love to knit. I taught myself how when I was flat on my back with disc troubles four years ago. God forbid I could just read, or watch tv. It is my therapy, my stress reduction, my zen. Feeling the yarn slip through my fingers just makes me happy.
Each year for Christmas, my great grandma Ethel made everyone slippers. We loved those slippers, even though my teenage brain eventually became horrified with her random variegated color choices. But I grew up, and remembered those slippers with fond memories. And every time I sit down to knit, I think of her.
Because I know the time and patience involved, I love hand knit goods. Look what I found at The Stitchery Boutique:
This is a small shop, just opened in January. How CUTE is that hat?
I made myself some fingerless gloves last winter (nowhere near as adorable as these) and I wear them when I am working away on my laptop all day in our drafty house. I need more.
I have a pattern to make a pin cushion similar to this, perhaps I should just buy one instead!
The owners of this Etsy shop are from Idaho, here is a snippet from their profile:
"We are a mother-daughter team of crafters! We both live in North Idaho. Mother likes to knit baby items and use recycled wool sweaters in different projects. Baby garments are made with only the fibers she would put on her own grandbabies! My latest hobby is making wall hanging quilts in an outdoor theme, and I am a stay at home mom. "
Oh for crying out loud, I need someone to have a baby so I can order this.
Happy shopping! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheStitcheryBoutique