In this post I really hope to communicate the beauty and depth of this lovely person, Callie, and her crocheted and knitted goods. She is due the recognition for the gift she is, and because of what she makes with her hands. I believe she is one of Athens' hidden jewels, and I am making this small effort to inform you why.
One of the first things I knew about Callie was her affinity to create things with yarn. I saw her crocheting often: in any moment she was not occupied otherwise, or simultaneously with one or two things in addition! Impressive to say the least. She makes a variety of goods: blankets, hats, coffee holders, scarves, and on and on. She is skilled at picking out colors and she also works efficiently.
She would tell you her story if you asked. She loves to share her story, and I love it when she does too, because it is one that points to how miracles are a real thing because of the cross. You'd also discover how relevant crocheting and knitting are in her story- how it connects and weaves the parts together. A beautiful image. Different scarves for different seasons, blankets marking notable memories, and the like.
Callie is a giver, and it is humbling. Many of the things she makes, she gives away. She does it out of the joy of her heart. One of the blankets pictured above was a wedding gift to Couper and me- one of our most treasured gifts. Callie also has the sharpest, most enjoyable wit. If you knew her you'd know this quickly. And for that reason along with many others, she is excellent company. So, this session was a whole lot of fun in my side-yard.
She is invaluable to this community, and I urge you to talk with her if you are loving what you see and are interested in her crocheting/knitting something for you.
Callie sells some of her goods at ReBlossom in Athens, Georgia and she is open to commissions. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also check out her blog for a further view into her story here.