Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Amy Zee's hats, scarves and Harry Potter gear.

Amy is an East Coast transplant to San Francisco, by way of Colorado, who misses snow but loves the city. She knits and crochets fantastic cozy accessories, often inspired by Harry Potter. This is her first event, so make sure to stop by her booth and congratulate her! Welcome to the craze, Amy. ;)

What is the craziest gift you have ever received?

It would be difficult to understand the irony of this gift if you don't know how similar to a 4-year-old boy I am. However, it was a ridiculously horrible, white porcelain tea cup and saucer, with matching old lady giant pink flowers. This was given to me by an ex who said, "I couldn't think of anything that was more perfect for you than this". He was dead serious, and it is no surprise that we did not last long.

What inspires your creations?

I wish I could say something profound here, like the beauty of dawn, or babies being born. Honestly, I'm inspired by different yarn colors and fabrics that stand out to me. I try my best to create something that I think someone could fall in with, and that they feel good wearing. If I'm making something for someone I know, I try to find something in the color or fabric that inherently reminds me of them.

What do the holidays mean to you?

Honestly, I'm obsessed with the entire month of December. It brings back amazing memories of my crazy and wonderful family in NJ, celebrating both Christmas and Hanukkah. I love the way the entire world seems to get a little bit nicer, and the spirit of the season.

I love covering my tiny apartment in handmade decorations to make it feel like it's snowing in San Francisco, because I miss snow a ton. I love holiday movies, and hot chocolate, and ice skating....every bit of it reminds me of being a very happy little girl.

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