Amy-Boogie of Spunky Eclectic and I were wondering just what had happened to our friend Pippi Knee Socks, aka Symeon North. You never know in those Vermont mountains… for all I know, there are bears! And wildcats! And possibly monsters! So Amy and I have been emailing back and forth, trying to call Symeon — heck, I even wrote her on paper and I never do that. Well, Amy finally reached her, and here’s what’s happening:
Symeon North is going to kill me but Iâ€™m going to do this anyway.
Many of you new people will not remember her or the fabulous fiber and yarn and spirit she gave to the fiber community. Anyone thatâ€™s been around a while will remember her. Her laughter, her politics, herâ€¦.just her. Many of us have worried and missed her since she disappeared.
Iâ€™ve been in contact with her off and on, when she had a phone (she hasnâ€™t had internet for a long time). Due to a whole mess of crappy circumstances, sheâ€™s being kicked out of her home that she shares with her man and 2 kidlets. They are living on pocket lint. And I want to help. I know some of you do too.
Amy is coordinating some auctions, among them a gorgeous shawl. I’ve committed to three signed copies of the Pillow Book or any of my other books. Keep an eye on her site for further details and bid, bid, bid!
If you loved the Pippi Socks in Spin to Knit (or her spinnerly profile there), her yarn, just… well, HER, I hope you’ll put in a bid or two. Thank you.