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

Fur Coat and no Knickers 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