Monday, 12 October 2015

SMALL and LOVE


Love this tunic.  Wore it with a skirt, with jeans, dressed it up, dressed it down.  Also love the that the yarn is Canadian -  Briggs and Little - bought at my Local Yarn Store.  It's Irish Coffee by BabyCocktails, so also like that it's an independent design.  I do buy magazines and like the feel of a pattern in my hands rather than on screen, but this one was a winner.  I want my closet to be full of sweaters and garments that are versatile and that look great on.  

This weekend is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada so I am also thinking about the holidays a little earlier than my neighbours in the USA might be.  We don't typically go for Christmas 'stuff' until after Halloween, but it's still on the mind now that it's Thanksgiving.  I'm queuing up lots of gift knitting.  This is not 'slow' knitting as it's deadline-driven, but it is knitting that lends itself to the notion that a gift is more than a thing in a bag.  It represents both the recipient and the giver.  I want my gifts to be hand made, and to reflect the care I have for my family and friends.  Not a quick purchase but instead a well-planned present that took time and careful consideration.  I guess that best sums up the slow fashion idea for me:  careful consideration.

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  1. beautiful sweater. Another to add to my queue! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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    1. Thanks! I loved knitting it but also love the fit and the colour. The yarn is Canadian, which I like too!

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  2. I love the ideas and rationale behind "slow fashion". Your post here is the first time I have heard of that notion even though, as a crocheter, I feel the same way about the symbolism and significance of handcrafted gifts.

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    1. Thanks. I get caught up in being 'busy' and lose sight of the things I enjoy every day sometimes. Good to remind ourselves about the little things.

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  3. P.S. Isn't it great when you have found the perfect garment? It must be ultra-satisfying to know that you made it yourself. Well done! What a thrill for you that you can do so much with it. :-)

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