Happy Days! … Well… I turned shit into fertiliser and what a wonderful world I have re-entered.
Knitting. Yes knitting! Have a peek at my my new Instagram account @skeinydipping.
I learned to knit as a child and bred angoras when I was first married over thirty years ago; and smile quietly when I see sheep in the paddocks – wherever we go, all across the world.
I love wool. I love the hair from goats and alpacas. I love working with the softness in my hands. I love the earthy raw smell of unscoured fleece. I love the natural colours using plant dyes. I love the beauty in speckled hand painted yarns. I love the texture of stitches. I love the warmth of garments made with love and time.
I feel such a sense of comfort and joy when I knit.
I also love the rhythmic nature of spinning as the fibre slips gently through my hands.
The colours of nature reveal themselves miraculously as my pot of petals or plants surrenders and seeps their essence into the wet hot fibre.
Knitting pretty much was my saviour last year and I havent stopped. Always – “Just one more row! I laugh. My spinning wheel now takes pride of place in my room and I often have skeins of beautiful yarn at the end of my bed as I look at the colours in the morning as the sun rises.
I’ve been knitting a sweater for myself for a trip to the Arctic later in the year. I’ve also been knitting hats for our boys and their friends… and also jumpers and cardigans for the Syrian children in the refugee camps.
I’ve dived into the vortex of a crazy and vibrant knitting community. It’s so much fun. People throughout the world creating and sharing an ancient skill and amplifying so much joy.
I am excited to be starting a new instagram account @skeinydipping which will be online soon – so stay tuned! hehe. It will be the sharing of my crazy adventurous nature, and love of experiencing working with wool.
Knitting brings me so much pleasure. Time to feel and create. Time to let my hands be soft and know when they move they are doing so much good.
Creative. Comforting. … I am content.
Happy days! Happy, happy days!