One of the things I love most about meeting many of you in knitting/craft communities and at events is the good news you send to me, learning about new products or charities that you're working on and funny stories that happen in your knitty and crafty lives.
Here's a new product from Laurie Gonyea at Knit outta the Box called Silver Cotton Slippers made with "100% natural Turkish cotton spun with 5% pure silver. The healing properties of silver have been claimed for centuries, not to mention it is also an anti-bacterial." I was excited to snag a kit when they became available. The Turkish cotton and silver is super smooth and easy to knit with and I had so much fun with the easy double knit pattern. Another feature of the kit is that it has everything you need for the project. Yay! I'm thinking a wonderful gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself.
Laurie has recently updated her website - take a look!
Kathleen Greco of JellyYarns has some exciting projects coming up. Kathleen is quite the artist and one of the most talented people exploring and creating sculptural crochet pieces. You may remember her Interview(Part I)(Part 2) and Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef. Here's her link on Ravelry that shows her latest creation, Jelly Yarn Freeform Coral Reef Cone. This pieces wascreated for The Institute for Figuring Hyperbolic Reefs, Rubbish, Reason Exhibition, Art Center’s Williamson Gallery, June 7 - August 21, 2011.I love that Kathleen is an intuitive artist who follows her intuition and combines her skills to create such unique pieces. She also has an exuberance for crochet and the creative process. Kathleen is on Ravelry.com as bluesmoothie and the JellyYarns Group and Annie's Gifts for Chemo.
Enjoy your friends, share the creative energy and watch your world change right before your eyes. Pretty cool, huh? It's a lot like that pay it forward thingy that's all the rage. I'll leave you today with two thoughts on friendship that I like.
“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” Brandi Snyder
“Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.”
Margaret (working on being a better human to my friends and kicking back in my new slippers)
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