The Tsarina of Tsocks (aka Lisa Grossman) died Friday afternoon. She was an amazing sock designer, among many other things, and someone I am proud to call my friend. If you have never come across Lisa's tsocks, here are two brilliant examples:
Lisa dealt with cancer the same way she dealt with everything else. She laughed, pointed out it's absurdity, and went about trying to finish the things that were important to her. Telling us the news she said, "I've learned there's no way to sugar-coat this. I have cancer and it doesn't look good. Cancer gallops in my family, but I managed to get one no one else had!" Then she laughed, and we laughed with her. Almost without breathing she continued, "But that doesn't mean I'm not going to try to get to Maryland (The Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival)."
She didn't make it to Maryland, or Massachusetts, or New Hampshire, but she did make it out of the hospital and back into her beloved house near the ocean. She spent the end of her life visiting with friends and being with the love of her life. Overall, not the worst ending.
We'll miss you Lisa, but we wouldn't trade being your friends for all the happy endings in the world.
We just scheduled another trunk show while we are on the West Coast. We be in Seattle at the Seattle Yarn Gallery on Wednesday the 17th of June from 4 until 8pm. We'd love for all our Seattle area friends to drop by and say hi and see all the wonderful yarn and fiber supplies that Ruth has at the shop. This is a lovely family-owned shop currently run by the founder's daughter Ruth.
Not only will we be selling our wonderful beads, we will also be giving demonstrations on how to knit and crochet with them! There will even be sit and knit going on!
This is going to be a really fun evening. Don't miss it!
We're just a couple of bead chicks who found fiber and came over to the dark side. It's OK though, we brought cookies :)
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