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.
What a wonderful start to the next 10 years.