How ADORABLE is this couple? I mean, really. Let me tell you—I have been longing to find this Man Who Knits, ever since scoring one of his wool hats about two years ago at a boutique (formerly known as Loot) in the Short North. Nope, no website or email address on the hang tag attached to it; kind of refreshing these days, if you ask me.
The hat in question is my FAVORITE; so naturally, I fangirled a bit after finding The Man Who Knits at a bi-monthly farm & goods market, just west of downtown in Franklinton. Made entirely from salvaged wool goods, each find is unraveled and then knit again into something new. Even the original garment tag is saved—you’ll find it pinned to every one of his pieces, leaving you with another little token of its past life.
To those who knit for themselves, skeins of reclaimed wool yarn are also available at his post for $10. And below: (don’t pay attention to my mug) it’s the hat I love so much.
Catch EJ (The Man Who Knits), and his wife Nancy (whose style I’m nuts about) at the 400 West Rich Market, every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month. I’ve been going on-and-off since the event’s first tiny incarnation, and am really pleased to have seen it grow so much.
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