Sunday, February 26, 2012


I have been thinking a lot about salt lately. There are a couple reasons for this. People have been gifting me salt because I just moved to a new house (hence the absence from posting!) Salt is a traditional housewarming gift. I have read many reasons why: some say it is so you always have the necessities of life. Others say you give salt to make life flavorful or so there is always spice in your life. Another meaning is that it represents life’s tears or it mends all wounds. Regardless, salt is very important for quality of life and I guess the tradition of giving it as a house warming gift reflects that.

I have also been reflecting on a trip I took last fall to the salt flats. It was one of those trips that was full of disasters but the thing I remember most is how beautiful the flats were. It was one of the trips that inspired my Salt Flats Scarf that I made a few months ago.

All this reflection was sparked by an email I received last week. I was contacted by Classic Elite Yarns to get permission to include the Salt Flats Scarf in their weekly e-letter on Indie designers! I am very excited that they liked it well enough to include.

So salt is on my mind. I think I would like to explore it a little more, its structure, its qualities, its color. There is something salty ready to be made.

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