Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Handmade by Jody Morin

In 2005 Jody Morin found herself anxiously needing something to do with her hands as she was stuck home in bed recovering from surgery. So she called up her dear old grandmother who came over and taught her to knit. Jody had dabbled in jewelry making, painting, scrap booking, and clay work before, but fell in love with knitting, and the ability to combine a beautiful aesthetic with functionality.

Jody started making her bite size hats in 2008 after she saw an amigurumi cupcake and thought, 'that would make a cute baby hat!' She went into production with the cupcake hats and sold them at Tight Knit, in conjunction with Troy's Winter Farmer's Market. Here she would see patrons
walk by withtheir bags overflowing with apples, and thought an apple hat would be a nice balance to the cupcake. Her collection
quickly grew to also include tomatoes, oranges, peaches, plums, blueberries, lemons, limes, strawberries, and most recently pumpkins and acorns. Jody writes her own patterns with sizes ranging from newborns, to toddlers, to big kids.

Jody Morin's hats are an adorable garnish for the little ones as the colder months approach. She also has beautifully constructed mittens for adults, which extend high up the arm to keep you nice and warm. Join us at Anchor No.5 this Friday for Troy Night Out and check them out.