Hello friends! I sent out the following lines as a newsletter this week, and wanted to put them on the blog as well. They explain our recent launch of the Making Stories Collective, and I felt it was important that they not only live in said email, but also here, on the blog.
Hanna Lisa x
I haven't been that nervous to send out a launch email in a long, long time. You see, what I'm about to share is pretty personal (yes, even for me), and it comes with its own package of feelings - shame, relief, pride, fear.
Wohoo, it's that time of the year! There's a slight chill in the evening air, the leaves are slowly turning, and I'm starting to crave new cast ons - textured sweaters, cabled scarves, a beanie here or there... Fall is almost upon us!
Happy August friends! I don't know about you but at this time of year, my needles start getting antsy for some cool-weather knitting. Despite the temperatures still being high, and the air being a little more humid than I would like, I know that in a few weeks I'm going to need some woolly transitional pieces to layer over my summer linens. If there is a gap in your wardrobe for such garment, then now is the perfect time to get making!
At the beginning of the month, I shared the tips from the team about caring for your knits, and we've loved hearing how helpful you've found them! Since then, you have been generously sharing your own tips, and as always, they are awesome!
Something that has struck me since we started talking about caring for your knits, is just how easy it is to care for wool and knitwear. I think growing up with fast fashion and knitwear that can easily be thrown in the washing machine at 40 degrees and hung on a washing line to dry, left me with the perception that caring for knitting is actually hard and time-consuming. And it really isn't! Let's take a look at how you care for your knits...
Hello lovelies! It's Hanna Lisa here, writing to you from a slightly messy desk on top of which our upcoming issue is perched - Issue 8! Which will be released on September 1, and it's absolutely glorious. I cannot wait for you to see it!
The reason I'm writing here today, though, is slightly less exciting. It also has do with Issue 8, and the developments in the print and paper market over the last 6 months.
As you know, here at Making Stories, we're all about knitting sustainably, and one area of sustainability we haven't explored much is caring for your knits. That is until now!
Why does caring for your knits count towards sustainability? Because if the aim here is to create something that you will love and use for years to come, it will inevitably show signs of wear and environmental damage. So during that time, you're going to have to give it some love so it can keep loving you back!