Article by Annalisa Teggi (to read in the original Italian, click on the picture)
One of our Blanket Participants is Laura Bianchi. She lives in Italy and was recently interviewed by a journalist from Aleteia, a world-wide Catholic faith magazine. Below is a brief summary, and Laura is helping translate the article into English. Meanwhile, here is a very brief summary:
A BLANKET FOR UNBORN BABIES: AN IDEA MADE IN USA TO WHICH YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE.
The author describes how needlework is no longer an old-fashion talent that belongs only to grandmothers, but has become a skill employed by busy and stressed younger women to use for relaxation and creativity. She saw a picture of her friend, Laura Bianchi, on a Facebook post spreading the word about the project, Blanket for the NeverBorn. She called and Laura agreed to be interviewed.
First, Laura told her reasons for leaving the Ravelry forum -- it had become too political and Laura felt that a site for exchanging ideas for yarn and patterns was not an appropriate place to promote social or political issues. While looking for another venue, she came across the NeverBorn blanket.
She continued to say what it means to her as she knits and also addresses those who raise the usual objections in a beautiful and profound statement.
I will be very excited to share the full translation with you when it is available.