12/3 Christmas wishes: Hand-made sweaters

@BR Ednote:EDITOR’S NOTE: Each Christmas season, Bradenton Herald staff select their favorite gift selections from local businesses and nonprofits.

Gift suggestion: Hand-made sweaters and shawls.

Description: The Citrus Place, Inc. is a gift shop that sells fresh citrus and vegetables. I love to send citrus packages every year, but it was some of the shop’s other wonderful gifts that attracted me this year. Among its merchandise were hand-knitted items made by Vera Tillett, the owner’s wife. My favorite was a soft, warm shawl in a powder-blue color.

Cost: $38.50

Why I like it: So soft to the touch, so cozy to wear, such an expert job of knitting.

Where you can buy it: The Citrus Place, Inc., 7200 U.S. 19 N., Terra Ceia, (941) 722-6745.

— Sara Kennedy, Herald Staff