Riva Econopouly, Fiber Arts & Toys

Riva Econopouly Sock Doll selection

Riva Econopouly Sock Doll selection

I have been knitting for 65 years. For 40 of those years, I was just a regular, normal knitter. I’d knit a few things during the year for presents or for myself. Later, when I had children I kept them in mittens and sweaters and started to do the same for my grandchildren. Then I gave up smoking and started knitting more…

I knitted while on the phone. I knitted while waiting for the bus. I knitted on the buss. I knitted while watching TV. The only time I wasn’t knitting was when I was showering or sleeping. Soon, my friends and relatives were begging me not to knit them anything else and I started filling boxes, then closets and then entire rooms with knitted hats, mittens, sweaters and blankets. I was getting desperate and did not know where or how it would all end. Then someone suggested I try selling them and there was a happy ending after all!
Riva Econopouly in her shawl

Riva Econopouly

Riva Econopouly, Fiber Arts & Toys