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Here are a few other things I’ve come across over the past few days that I’d like to share with you.

My new friend Leila Cook works with Humanity Healing.  Here is how they describe themselves:

Humanity Healing is a Nondenominational Network committed to Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Healing and Growth through Education and Spiritual Activism.

Spiritual Activism is expressed by Compassion in Action.

We believe that when we help others through compassionate action, we Heal ourselves and through us, Humanity as a whole.

Humanity Healing logo

You can read about this beautiful logo by  clicking here.

Leila also writes for an online magazine called OM Times.  Their subtitle is: “Holistic Living – Spiritually Focused – Green Adventures”.  The layout is beautiful and easy to navigate – check out a sample issue by clicking here.

Some other fun random stuff:

A new blog I’m following, is called “Loom Dude“, which is a blog for guys who knit.  I’m always looking for info about grown men who knit, because I always get boys interested in joining my KnitLit Program at school, and I like to show them REAL examples of guys who knit.  (It is SO cool, by the way.)

Sense of Fashion is an online marketplace for independent fashion designers to sell their own stuff.  Here is what they have to say about themselves:

Sense of Fashion goody

The Sense of Fashion Vision
We are the marketplace for fashion.

And like any real marketplace, we are alive: upcoming designers meet trendsetter fashionistas, photographers and stylists exchange views and recommendations as fashion bloggers exchange concepts of personal style,  while shopping, selling and setting new trends.

For designers, Sense of Fashion provides an online shop with built-in marketing tools, a live clientele base and access to clear and open communication with buyers, fans and other designers.

For trendsetters and fashion fans we provide a stage to display original styles, favorite designers and shopping decisions.

To shoppers we offer a variety of unique fashion items from all over the world, and the opportunity to discover young talent just as it breaks through, as well as the chance to buy items which will one day be collector items, alongside one-of pieces, vintage and curated collections from boutique owners. 

TTFN!

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P.S. on Day 38

OK, so I always like to start with the APPRECIATIONS.

On July 25, Project Scarf received 2 beautiful scarves totalling 127″ in length from a P.S. Facebook follower Elizabeth H. in Ypsilanti, Michigan. I’m telling you, these boxes arriving is like Christmas in July…each holds a unique and handmade treasure.

Here is Elizabeth’s  handiwork:

Elizabeth H’s handiwork

And a close-up of the gorgeous fuzzy greens and blues:

Elizabeth’s beautiful greens and blues

Elizabeth has been a contributor on our FB page, and had this to say: “Great project!”

A great big warm and fuzzy scarfy thank you to you Elizabeth!

Close on the heels of Elizabeth’s contribution, arrived a box from Kate Dudding, storyteller, from Clifton Park, NY.

Kate Dudding's creations

Each scarf is a different stitch and yarn – exquisite!  (But for those of you who are sticking to garter stitch, don’t be intimidated…here at P.S. we love fancy, simple, and everything in between!)

Here is a closeup of Kate’s scarves:

And here is a photo of Kate, no doubt modeling one of her spectacular creations:

Kate Dudding, storyteller

As I said, Kate, like most of us fiber artists, has many talents, and she is also a professional storyteller.  Please check her out at katedudding.com. She has had this story: My Mother’s Hands and another published in the KnitLit books. She is also a producer of Word Plays: Storytelling at Proctors.

In addition to three  scarves, Kate shared with Project Scarf a link to a free pattern she created for a cool four-pointed star knitted Christmas Ornament, along with the story that inspired it.  Looks like another fun xmas project – would make a great gift, and would also look pretty attached to the wrapping of a gift.

Kate’s comment: “What a nifty project!”

Thanks to you, Kate!!!

P.S. Kate found out about Project Scarf through an article that was written about us by Ellen Margulies in her Fiber Arts blog at Times Union.com  If you haven’t yet seen the article, check it out – it’s really nice.  Ellen also  just e-mailed me that she  sent a link to the Big Apple Knitter’s Guild about P.S.  Thanks again to Ellen for helping us get the word out!

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As my grandfather Rodman used to say – no matter how long they were away for!

Project Scarf Update

Day 18

The big news: I arrived home from Maine to a package waiting from one of our Facebook followers, Kathleen Ganster of Allison Park, PA,.  Inside was Kathleen’s 41″ section of beautiful scarf, (her section is pictured above) along with 2 lovely beaded bracelets from BeadforLife.  They are a really cool organization which helps impoverished Ugandan women – please check them out and support them.  (You get gorgeous jewelry out of the deal, too!)

Up until now, all of my scarf contributors have been local family, friends, students, and community members.  So a special THANKS goes to Kathleen for being our first contributor from cyberspace and the general public.  Way to go Kathleen…you have been added to our “Wall of Fame” – Let’s hope that you are the first of many, many!

The Stats:

Thanks to Kathleen’s contribution, Project Scarf is now 255 inches long (that’s 21 feet and 3 inches).

The hands of 9 knitters, and counting, have blessed the project so far.

Project Scarf has been worked on in New York, New Jersey, Maine and Pennsylvania.  Let’s add to that list!

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