Things My Mom Crocheted for Me
My mom has a growing obsession with crocheting. And she’s always up for a new challenge. She started making clothing a few months ago and now it seems there’s no limit to her capacities.
It is VERY fun to be able to ask for a design and then have it arrive on my doorstep (my mom lives in Florida and we don’t get to see each other very often). It’s even more lovely to know that every project and creation is an act of love.
I’m in a Theology and Economics class that met for the first time yesterday. One student described the concept of disembedded markets.
The idea is that we used to live within embedded market economies. We purchased things we needed locally, from our neighbors. And we developed or deepened personal relationships with these local business owners over time. This relational economy acted as a sort of social safety net. If your aging neighbor down the street couldn’t afford groceries, the local grocer would find a way to make sure her needs were met.
But markets are now disembedded. We make purchases from people who aren’t in our communities and who have no stake in our wellbeing. We have lost points of relation, humanity, and connection.
Small scale makers, fair trade companies, and family members who make things remind us that economy isn’t a bad word. But that we must make an effort to see humanity, and not let our markets remove us from mutual human care.
The Granny Square Vest
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The Dreamy Cardigan
The Pink Tank Top
My mom used this pattern for the tank top. She either significantly adapted or created the other designs.