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Spring Market is Getting All Knitty On Yo Ass!

Knits are so in right now!

Now here is a lost (on me) art form. Our featured market vendors are way beyond ill fitting Grandma socks. At our Spring Market on 4/13/14, they will bring knit pieces for stylishly decorating your home and wardrobe. Damn, I wish I could knit!

• I’d Rather Be Knitting Tote Bag by Little Knitty Things – $26

• Valentina Hand Knit Necklace by Yana Rodin – $48

• Knit Cactus in 3″ Pot by BySahrah – $19

Putumayo Necklace by Andrea Bocchio Jewelry – $90

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Featured Vendor: Birdy27

Have we mentioned that we love knits? We talked to Alicia of Birdy27 about her hand-made hats, scarves, and ear warmers for a little preview of what she’ll bringing to the Holiday market tomorrow!

GP: What inspired you to start Birdy27?

Alicia: I am just one big ball of creativity!  When I started thinking about starting a business, I began creating slogans for t-shirts and that jibed with my writing background. However, when I was a young girl, my mom taught me to sew, knit, and crochet. So when I decided to expand my business beyond tees, I went back to my background and family traditions. When I offer handmade items, I feel as if I am honoring my mom and grandmother. And my mom is proud of me, too. Continue reading

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Featured Vendor: Peacock & Pineapples

Winter is upon us and you know what that means– it’s time to cozy up in our favorite hand-knit scarves and hats.

Peacock & Pineapples is just the place to satisfy all of those seasonal knit-wear needs.

We chatted with Suzanne, our fellow Greenpointer, who creates these comfy, yet stylish, winter looks.

GP: How did you learn to make these beautiful knit creations?

Suzanne: I learned how to knit in 2003 while living in remote town in eastern Washington State. My Grandmother had always knit, and it proved to be a good way for us to spend time together when I came back to New York and began visiting her in a nursing home. She had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s a couple of years prior, but, as with all patients with memory loss, she retained the knowledge of the things learned in her youth. Continue reading

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