All the women in my family - both of my grandmothers and my mom - are hard-core knitters. In fact, they've been knitting so much and for so long that they have no problem working on their projects without even looking at what they're doing - talk about multitasking potential! I, on the other hand, am still in the beginning stages of my knitting experience, and surprisingly so since I learned how to do it probably a decade ago. Shamefully, I never actually had the patience and dedication to complete an entire project, other than a fuzzy scarf a couple of years ago.
However, along with my growing passion for a sustainable life, I'm finding myself more and more attracted to this craft. On the way, I'm learning that not only is it a productive way to spend my free time, but it's also a rather green one, and for many reasons.
For one, a knitted item can be much less wasteful than most other store-bought items: almost anything can easily be done, taken apart, and redone if it doesn't fit right or it just doesn't fit in with an ever-growing sense of style. Not only that, but there are so many eco-friendly fibres out there, like organic cotton and wool along with hemp and bamboo, that there'll never be a shortage of resources or ideas.
All that to say that lately I have been putting to work my newfound passion for knitting, and this is a sneak peek of a project I'm currently working on and can't wait to share the minute it's done!