Thursday, July 28, 2005
Knitting in Bosnia
I haven't been posting as much in recent weeks -- we took the crew on vacation, and we are halfway through potty-training the twins (Nick is, Grace isn't, in case you were that interested; or is this all way more than you needed to know?). Here's a little tidbit I came across involving a group of Bosnian women who formed a kind of knitting collective to better their lives economically. The post-war Bosnia has a staggering 40+% unemployment rate, and these women form small groups to knit and crochet items which are sold under the name Bosnian Handicrafts. What's especially heartwarming is that each group must include Muslim, Croat and Serb women, bridging some of the ethnic divisions that resulted in war.