The loom is taking me on new adventures!
I used some very special yarn from Americo Original for this one. This lovely shop will be closing soon and I'd like to celebrate its legacy with a piece made using some beautiful, naturally-dyed Peruvian yarn.
I found Americo the year I began chemo. I had no idea at the time that I would open a shop, or learn how to use a loom to weave. At the time, I was just a beginner knitter, making baby blankets for all the newborns in the family.
Nicole has been an amazing mentor and friend over the years. My winter hats might still turn out like pointy triangles, but it's no fault of her patient teaching. She's planning her retirement now and I'm so excited to see where her new adventures will lead her. As an Ayurvedic practitioner, I'm sure her wisdom will benefit many, just as her love of knitting has.
One thing is for sure, I will keep going back to her for advice (about yarn and also my heart-strings). Knitting, like life, is a series of attempts at improving - we try, make mistakes, reflect and try again until we get it just right.