#slowfashionoctober invites me to investigate my clothing, my knitting, my process, and my intention carefully. I bought these skeins of yarn (plus many more) when I first started knitting. Certainly not in my top five favourite now, but at the time they were the most exciting balls of wool ever. As my knitting and my understanding of Ravelry developed, these little balls of yarn lay quickly forgotten as I discovered hand-dyed, un-dyed, small-farm and ethically sourced yarns instead. I have hauled these yarn balls from the Central Coast to Wollongong, still in my trunk of ‘will get to one day’ yarn. I’ve created multiple purposes for these, however, I think this is my favourite. I’m working on a small selection of knitted shawls for family for Christmas, using these similar colours. It may seem silly to use the same colours for multiple shawls, but it’s another way they tie together, like family, linked by (in)visible threads. Finding an intentional purpose for this yarn has been incredible, but exploring the many feels that show up while knitting these, is even better. As always, I’m learning to feel all the feels, to let the emotions exist, because I am a complex human being with strange and random thoughts. I love giving, and to be able to give these shawls to people who have played a role in my life is ridiculously exciting. They can continue to feel as they wear it too. Many stories, many yarns.
Pattern is #feelitallshawl by @close_knit
Wearing @bohemian.traders linen dress