Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Knit Wit: Tink by Cathy wool bags
You have the woolly mittens.
The furry companion.
The cashmere slippers.
But somehow the go-with-everything beach bag that served you so well last summer doesn’t jibe with the winter get-up.
Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool? Check out Tink by Cathy wool bags, brainchild of designer Cathy Goldman. After years of knitting insanely cute bags for friends, Goldman took their follow-your-bliss advice and now cranks out the most adorable creations. Each bag is handmade with 100 percent wool and a unique vintage-scarf lining (so that no two bags have the same pattern). Select a bag from her collection or tap into your inner artist and choose from fourteen patterns and elegant handles to create your own.
A far — and happy — cry from those argyle bags your grandmother used to knit for you.
Available at Art Zen Gallery Store, 238 West 10th Street, between Hudson and Bleecker Streets (646-486-3222). To see styles and to custom-order, log on to tinkbycathy.com.