The Washerwoman

Saturday, 25 October 2008

A true "cottage industry"

This week I went for a little drive in to deepest Somerset to see a lady about some gloves......or fingerless mittens (their correct name according to a lady at the Honiton fair last week).
It was an eventful journey, the lane was blocked by horses.....

Then by some sheep...........................

Then at last the open road! I was able to complete my journey to see a lovely lady who has been knitting these little beauties. I purchased all that she had and now she is going to make a start on some knitted pullovers (or tank-tops to those of us who were teenagers in the 1970's!)
The gloves are proving to be a bit of a "best seller" on my stalls at various fairs this Autumn, and you can be sure I will bring a good supply to the Vintage & Handmade Fair on the 22nd November. Hope to see you there!
For those who cannot wait until next month, I have listed a couple of pairs of these gloves on ebay, search under seller name sunshed.


Sal said...

They are lovely! Can't wait to see your stall! ;-)

BusyLizzie said...

Thanks Sal, looking forward to meeting you. Have a great w/e. Lizzie x

The Somerset Scrumpers said...

Good Evening Lizzie,
Thanks for your comment. You are quite clearly the purveyor of fine things! It's like catnip!.
greetings, Fe.x

Country Cottage Chic said...

I love fingerless gloves - looking forward to seeing your selection soon!

Anonymous said...

I love the fingerless gloves!!

How do you find out about all the textile fairs etc?

Lucy x

BusyLizzie said...

Hi again Lucy!
I have listed some of the gloves on ebay.. if you would like to buy a pair? They really are fab!
Have a lovely weekend!
Lizzie x