I am so excited to be back with another Features at 52! This week I am featuring Emmi from Agnes Lee Knitwear, her products look incredible! I am so impressed by handmade scarves and hats, it is such a talent and must take such patience. Handmade items are the best knowing they are one of a kind. Before I started my blog I started my Etsy shop so I am always happy to help support and promote small business – handmade over brandmade!
I learned the basics of knitting and crocheting from my great-grandmother in elementary school. We spent winter breaks skiing in Salt Lake City, and she would sit with me in the evenings helping me make my first chains and stitches.
But knitting and crocheting didn’t become lasting hobbies until I was in high school. Interested in learning, I bought a book and taught myself how to cast on using its visual instructions. Since then, I’ve made countless cozy wearables for friends and family, and I now write my own patterns.
My shop is named after Agnes and Lee, my paternal grandparents. It was from them that I learned the value of handmade things.
Handmade items last not only because they’re well-made but also because of the intention that they’re imbued with. You can walk into any store to buy a piece of clothing replicated thousands of times. But when something is made for you with intention, its value increases. In turn, it reminds you of your value every time you wear it.⠀
That is my hope for Agnes Lee Knitwear – communicating love and value with every piece made.