We make things from natural fibre rope, and our primary product is historical Newfoundland "wits" - people need to keep their wits about them in these challenging times!
Wit (n). A flexible branch or root, or a rope, usually formed into a circle and used for various purposes: to hold an oar to the t’ole pin,' to form the entrance to a lobster pot, etc.
Basically it's a circle, a loop of rope, virtually indestructible, that anyone who was ever in a rowed dory will have seen. In and of itself, a unique historical souvenir from the former fishery - I saw a big one in The Rooms, and was surprised they didn't call it by that name - it's a word from the Dictionary of Newfoundland English, and is also spelled with, withe, wif.
Obviously Wits works best for our tag line, that one
...Needs yer wits 'bout ye...
I prefer to sell them in pairs, there's a few good gags built in to the catalogue as well. Please see product line (adding as we go).
We sell (and use some of the earnings to advocate for change!):
– single wits (no use, as you’ll row in a circle! and you can’t have “your wit” about you!);
– pairs of wits
– interlooped pairs of wits (great symbol of a strong bond between two people, good wedding gift: Two wit, to woo!);
– my Mom knit a few pair (Knit wits!);
– three-looped wits (Tripwits!);
– 5-looped (Olymp-wits!)
– the Politico (it’s a half-wit!);
and we’re open to making custom wits (recently made a trefoil wit for a mathematician!).
This is a cute, sturdy, conversation-piece product that makes a fun gift – great for corporate gifts, wedding party gifts, or for anyone whom you think needs to keep their Wits about them.
Also making very nifty key fobs for boat or shed or whatever, they're big rope fish, and other shapes, coming soon to the site