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Monday, April 23, 2012

Threads N Things

I am not a knitter. If you go back a generation or two, knitting was such a practical skill. I might be showing my age here, but I do remember hand knit socks and Winston Kinsey sported some interesting hand knit shorts that must have been itchy. But I digress, the point of this is how amazed I am by the 'new knitting'. It is not just fairisle sweaters anymore. The knitters who worked together to create the car cosy was one of my favourites.

And, there is a new knitter on 100 Mile Finds - Threads N Things. Margaret's knitted and crocheted scarves and shawls are her specialty. " I specialize in upcycled 100% sari silk yarn and ribbon fibres to make truly unique and one of a kind items. This fibre is purchase fair trade from women's cooperatives in India and Nepal who spin it to make a luxurious product while at the same time, supporting their families". There are several other unique products that you don't think of immediately when you think of knitting - check them out.

Who would not want to stay cosy and warm and feel good about who you are supporting at the same time?

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