OK, so remember way back when Gale was visiting me? And we were all super-secretive and hinty-hinty? Well, now we have downgraded (or is it "upgraded"?) the situation to only secretive and hinty.
How about let's just say that the book Craft Activism is now available for preorder from Amazon.
The Extreme Long-Time Reader of Now Norma Knits will recall that I first met Gale at a photo shoot for the Red Scarf Project when it was really in its infancy. Those were the days when we really had to beg and scrape and worry that we might not have enough scarves. Now we just have to remind people that quality is more important than quantity, that the designs have to be truly unisex, and that yes, red is the color. The array of gorgeous soft, warm scarves that pile in each year are astounding and wonderful.
I just love the blog for being able to turn back the time machine for things like this. I looked up the post and the date of our meeting was January 26, 2007!!! Can you believe that? I can't. (Look at me with my blonde highlights! Ha!) It's so much fun to look at Gale's album from the photo shoot that day and to think how far we've come from those humble beginnings of the project.
(Photo taken by one of the students with my camera.)
We had known each other virtually for a short while before that, but it was really the Red Scarf Project that brought us together. We were fast friends, though we met on what was probably the coldest day of the century.
Didn't matter! We had all that Red Scarf love (and a hot coffee at a patisserie later) to keep us warm. It was the first day I had met any of the Orphan Foundation of America (now renamed Foster Care to Success) students, and if I wasn't already sold, that sealed the deal for me. Such mature, responsible, fun, and appreciative young women I met that day, and I have met several more in the intervening years. They are all amazing. And so are we red scarf knitters, crocheters, and weavers.
RED SCARF ON, TROOPS! (And go order the book. You will be glad you did -- I promise!)