Finding the pattern for success

by Eliza Lee

“I had a great experience selling my items at the market and I hope to be a part of more markets in the future.” – 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.

A matching hat and pair of booties knitted by Eliza.

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.

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