Entwined and encased

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Life is full of new pathways, signposts, reroutes. New births, rebirths. Coming of age, turning of age. And here I now find myself teetering over the edge into a new decade.

This last one seemed to herald a new beginning for myself. It started with a change of pace as I prepared for the birth of my beautiful son. It consolidated as I started exploring a new me, a complete me, a mama me. I found a new passion just as the decade was coming into its final hurrah and thus this space and this space started opening up, allowing me to make new connections, deepen ones I felt I’d been gravitating towards.

It feels so appropriate, and such a physical recognition of this new place I find myself in, that my dear husband sought to bring some of these threads together, to be connected, quite literally, into a beautiful gift to celebrate these many trips around the sun.

Commissioned with love by the man that I love who, together with me, created my other most precious gift.

Stitched with yarn dyed naturally and especially for this project by the hands of the woman who inspired and motivated my love of this wonderful craft in it’s very infancy.

These story tale strands literally entwined into this beautiful Monsoon Shawl by the dearest and sweetest of souls, who I have so much admiration for and who has inspired me to stretch myself and explore my own capabilities in knitting and beyond.

Thank you dearest Chris, dear Ginny and Lori. Wearing this shawl I am encased in love, friendship and the beauty of yarn perfection.

What a wonderful start to the next 10 years.

12 thoughts on “Entwined and encased

  1. Taciana SIMMONS

    Wow what an inspiring post. I absolutely love the shawl and I also like you and many others love Lori and Ginny’s work. They are an inspiration to us knitters around the world. Happy birthday to you dear Tania and may your next decade be even happier.

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    1. Tania Post author

      Aren’t we lucky that we are part of such a kind, inspiring and supportive community? I so look forward to deepening connections. Thank you so much for the birthday wishes. I am so lucky to have such a beautiful shawl!

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  2. Natalie

    What a beautiful shawl! I couldn’t help noticing the dress too as I have the same one and it’s a favourite 😉
    Happiest (belated) birthday wishes to you Tania. xx

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  4. Lynn

    Oh my! What an absolutely beautiful gift! You’re a lucky lady – a handmade treasure from the wonderfully inspiring and oh so talented Lori and Ginny! Happy belated Birth Day 🙂

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    1. Tania Post author

      Thank you so much. It is a wonderful gift and so very beautiful. I am lucky indeed to be able to wear such an amazing collaboration!

      Reply

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