Clearly, there’s no doubt that I love yarn so I’m all too happy to participate in a national day celebrating it! For the past couple of years I’ve shared free patterns in support of the Craft Yarn Council event. This year however, I thought I’d simply share a photo. This beautiful little girl in blue is an Ethiopian villager. She’s wearing the Sheep(ish) jacket I contributed to the January 2011 issue of, Creative Knitting Magazine.
As both a yarn and knitwear designer, there aren’t many things as satisfying as seeing one of my pieces published in print. As a mother, having my daughter model that piece (even when she refuses to wear it again off camera) is extra special. As a global citizen though, seeing that same garment — one that was knitted by my own hands — make it’s way across the world and finding the shoulders of a another child…well, that’s extraordinary.
Moments like looking at the picture above serve as a lovely reminder: yarn isn’t always just some string called for in a materials list. Sometimes, it’s also the thread leading us towards unique, human experiences.
Happy I Love Yarn Day, everyone!