Fall is still a few months away, but I couldn't help myself. When Brooklyn Tweed released the newest edition to their "Wool People" collection I poured over it for almost two hours. My favorite pattern of them all is Biston. I can just imagine throwing it on over a dress and cuddling up with a book, or Julian, or probably both. This yarn I am using is reclaimed, cashmere and merino, and I am almost sure I got it for around three dollars. I will gratefully put in a little effort in washing, stretching and winding to get my hands on some luxurious fibers cast away with out knowledge thought of its worth.
This is part of the process, the yarn has been soaked and washed, ready to be dried and knit into something new and more beautiful that in it's previous life. The raspberry colored yarn on the right may be made into a pair of little socks or a hat for winter, and the cream colored on the right may be made into a pretty lace shawl. It surely is a lot of work, but I think it is a worthy cause.
Did I tell you that I finished sewing my very first dress last week? An exciting endeavor, and one that has opened a lot of doorways for creativity and thoughts of sustainability. My dress is very obviously hand made, haha, but you don't see much of that these days, so it is enjoyable. There has been a major climate change in my heart and mind lately. Perhaps it is even this blog that has helped to inspire it, along with a few other resourceful and creative ladies' blogs that I have come to love. My heart is growing weary of city life maybe. I very much so enjoy the hustle and bustle, the diversity of cultures , the innovation all around, but the constant exposure to a lifestyle we are simply probably never going to live in, is honestly just exhausting. Do you ever feel the same? I am sure it is not strictly a city thing, people are trying to keep up with the Jones' everywhere. I am resting and reciting to myself the saying, "Contentment is being happy with what you have", and applying that concept to all of the areas of my life. What do you think about that? This little blog has gained a few new readers this month, and Id love to hear from you.
Thanks for reading,