24 November 2012
here a knitter, there a knitter ~ posted by Melissa
We had a break in our nasty fall weather today so I ran down to Lighthouse Beach in Mukilteo to snap some pictures of this year's Christmas knitting before wrapping everything up. Met quite a few really nice people...who were knitters, imagine that! One woman stopped to chat for a few minutes and since it's small business Saturday, wanted to know where 'my shop was' so she could go make a few purchases. She was shocked when I told her I knit for fun and don't sell what I make. Unlike a lot of people, though, she totally understands the time that it takes to make something by hand (her mother was a knitter) and said she'd be willing to pay enough for a handmade garment to reimburse a crafter for their time and to get the quality you don't find in most store bought items. I almost gave her a hug ~ she was awfully sweet. I also met a college gal named Mae (hello, Mae ~ don't forget everything you saw and heard is TOP SECRET!) who I exchanged contact info with so we could find each other on Ravelry. She actually approached me to ask if I was taking pictures to post on Rav ~ like I said, knitters...they're everywhere! I gave her some tips on my favorite shops since she lives in Eastern Washington so she made a list ~ Churchmouse, Weaving Works and Wildfibers ~ all must visits I think!
Hope everyone had a cozy Thanksgiving and is enjoying the long weekend. I better get ~ I've got lots of wrapping to do!