Our countdown to Spring is still on with our first full week in March! Ann shares with us her knitting – not just scarves and mittens – but knitted dresses, tops and baby outifts. Perfect for that early spring chill in the air!
I'm retired. Love to knit. Love to be able to create new styles. Enjoy having the time to be able to create the styles that pot into my mind.
Have traveled in my RV since retiring to all of the states.
What got you started crafting?
My mother taught me to knit when I was a little girl. My mother gave knitting lessons at the local knit store in New York City.
What is your source of inspiration?
Sometimes I see a yarn in the shop and I think how beautiful it is and then I try to find a way to use it. I see a color and think this is definitely Spring or something else to that effect. Sometimes I think my husband thinks I'm a little off.
What have you made recently?
I created a two piece set consisting of a slim skirt with a ruffled hemline and a jacket with a ruffled collar with the ruffle that continues down the center front of the jacket. It has short sleeves.
I did the skirt in a plum and the top in a lavender tweed. It is my design and my color scheme. I did this in alpaca silk, which made it expensive.
I had never worked with such a high quality yarn, and I took this opportunity to use it. It was a wonderful experience.
Where do you sell your crafts presently?
I sell on Etsy. I used to have a shop on Artfire, but there were no sales there and the site charges a monthly fee, so it was not feasible to stay there.
Why are handmade crafts important to you?
Handmade can be adjusted for any reason . Even when I use a pattern from someone else, I find I always alter the item I make to suit me. Just about all the time, I find a way to make it better and to fit better.
The quality is in handmade and also the love of the craft.