Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Just in time for the cool weather, AnnaKnits have arrived!

Anna Van der Heide and two of her knitted sweater and caps
ANNAKNITS, a wonderful collection of handmade sweaters, caps, booties and scarves have arrived at the Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain, just in time for the cool fall weather. AnnaKnits is a one-woman factory run by Anna Van der Heide, a semi-retired, bi-coastal long-time knitter, and yes, our mom. Anna started knitting for us in our home in Maine in 1971 and continues to create wonderful woolies for her four grandchildren, friends and family. Her work is featured in specialty stores from San Francisco to Maine, and we are lucky to have her work in Brooklyn. Thanks, Mom.
     Though the style of her work is simple and her sweaters consistently raglan, her originality rests in her choice of colors and textured yarns. Her work is highly adored, and we're certain that your child will steal the show at the park this Autumn while wearing her delightful —and affordable—hand made knits!
     AnnaKnits for children and adults may be commissioned by inquiring at the Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain. Although most items are machine-washable, special care should always be taken, especially for those that are 100% wool.

Fresh: Made this Fall
Friendly: Well, mostly, but not in the early morning!
Local: She's from Maine and she sells her sweaters, direct.