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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Looking east at sunset from Franklinton, Columbus, Ohio.
Mark your calendars! Saturday October 1, 2011 is the opening reception for Rooms to Let II, a collective art space that calls an abandoned house in Franklinton its temporary home. Contemporary artworks mingle with the past,present and future of the community to create an “immersive” experience for viewers. I enjoyed the first gallery so much and can’t wait to visit this one. I hope you’ll join me as a house guest! 5 to 8 pm.
468 W Town St Columbus, Ohio 43215
*Read more about Rooms to Let here.
Abandoned ice cream stand on Sullivant Ave., Franklinton. Settled 15 years before Columbus, this area of town has TOO MANY fabulous attributes to be ignored. A lot of surprises (not just crime), lots of history; lots of character that is asking to be revived and not just relished in for its downtrodden state: I suggest driving past the Bellows Avenue School and The Red Star Bar to name a few neat old buildings that are sadly deteriorating. Residents like Chris Sherman are really dreaming big by taking chances on the neighborhood…here’s to the risk-takers. Cheers.