Yesterday morning I was at our church coffee hour with the kids and I was wearing my "Tube of Warmth" which I'm finding with the other capelets I've made is the perfect layer to indeed keep me warm. The coffee hour was like a job fair for all the ministries of our church and I was helping out at the youth group table making mini-milkshake samples (our daughter called them Frosty Shots).
A woman who I have met before told me how much she liked my capelet and asked if I made it. We then started discussing knitting and she could get back into knitting with my help. She then told me her niece is a designer and has an online knitting magazine and she asked me if I had ever heard of Twist Collective.
Have I ever heard of Twist Collective???? Have I been living in a cave - no so I obviously HAVE heard of Twist Collective and I told her how much I lived it. Well, her niece is Kate Gilbert. At that point I had to hold on to the edge of the table as it was a less than six degrees of separation moment with a knitting goddess. I think this lady knows her niece is creative but I don't think she realizes just how well known she is to the kniterrati.
Of course, when I told my kids about it they were totally non-plussed. Maybe I need to show my fashion savvy daughter some of Kate's amazing designs, such as: Wisteria, Cinnabar, A Cardigan for Arwen and the adorable Roo. Maybe then she'd understand why I was so excited!