Do you remember these red slippers? I knit them with a friend in mind, but it has been a long while since she let me know she’d worn through the last pair. I have knit dozens and dozens of these Fibertrends clogs and sometimes I can’t face knocking out another pair!
Today I took them to the farmers’ market where my friends run a stall selling their locally grown fruit, vegetables, nuts, herbs, wine and vinegar. They are an extraordinary couple whose Food Forest is a wonder and a delight as well as a place of education and inspiration in our local area. When she saw the slippers, her face lit up! And an exchange of gifts immediately began. I love this part of crafting–being part of a gift- and joy-economy instead of one that’s all about dollars. All this, after a delivery of locally grown greens and delicious tempeh had already been left on our doorstep by our nearest and dearest!