by Eliza Lee
I’m a local girl in Ladner. I took up knitting hats with matching booties for new born babies when I was 18.
I am now 21 and I love to learn new knitting patterns.
I have recently started making mittens to keep myself interested in my knitting hobby.
I started my self-employment journey by knitting for family and close friends that were expecting babies.
In exchange they would let me hold their baby.
In 2015, I decided to donate my knitting to the Richmond General Hospital.
I would drop off my hats and booty sets to give to the babies that are born there.
One day, I came in to drop off some of my knitting and the obstetrician asked if I would be interested in knitting a bunch of hats and booties and donating them to help raise money for new machines for a maternity ward in Malawi.
I was very touched to see all the pictures they took and sent to me with their babies wearing my knitted hats.
In 2016, I signed up for a local summer market to sell my hats and mittens.
I had a great experience selling my items at the market and I hope to be a part of more markets in the future.
Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to sell my hats, booties and mittens in different size sets within a local business in Ladner.
I hope to continue knitting for friends and family and I hope to keep these opportunities open to sell my products to the community and donate when I can.
Orders for Eliza’s knitting can be placed by contacting Eliza@dcls.ca.