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!
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
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