MINDFUL MAKING #38 – Knitting in the rain

Welcome or welcome back to the mindfulmaking YouTube channel. In episode 38 we are chatting about two round yoke tops: the Gum Nut Tee a new mindfulmaking design in progress and the Scrappy Striber top featuring a wonderful stripy mix of leftover yarn. The Curio socks are off the needles, and we talk again about phone use, and I give an update on how my ‘less phone – more life’ experiment is going.  Grab a cuppa and settle in.

Knitting is my mindfulness practice. That is where I set down to breathe to relax and to focus. Knitting nourishes our built-in desire to create and beyond all the mental and health benefits of knitting we even get beautiful wearable garments.

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Baby Blue designed by Susie Haumann,
Pattern is available in Danish on Ravelry and originally published in the book: Blue Notes.

Yarn: Tynn Line colour 6364 (this number is no longer available. However colour 6554 is very similar) from Sandnes Garn


Curio Socks designed by Andrea Mowry, Dreareneknits

Yarn: Highland Sock, 80% super wash merino, 20% nylon www.holstgarn.dk. Colours Charcoal, Marine, Shrew. All leftover yarn.

My Curio Sock project page on Ravelry

Gumnut Tee a new design in progress by mindfulmaking – more information to come.

Yarn: Speckles 80% BFL, 20% Bamboo, 4ply hand dyed yarn with turmeric, cinerea leaves, black beans (400m /100g). By Carola Down Under

Contast colours: Supersoft, colour cinnamon. 100% wool (287m / 50g) and Titicaca, 100% alpaca, colour Crown (400m / 50g). Both yarns from Holst Garn


Scrappy Striber by Pia Trans with leftover yarns in fingering weight

Summer Breeze Tee is going through the tech editing process. We are slightly delayed, but hopefully by the beginning of April the test call will go out. Thank you for your patience.


Book: Devotion by Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent is this amazing young Australian writer and historian, who takes us back to a time long passed. With the detailed immersive and rich writing about nature, people and their everyday life we as readers feel part of the characters life and scenery. Set in the late 1830s the book follows Hanna and her friend Thea as their Lutheran community flees to a now settlement in South Australia (modelled on the city Hahndorf).  We follow these two young females on the journey on ship from Altona (Germany) to South Australia and the challenges the community face in the early settlement on original Peramangk land. Moreover though the book is a celebration of connection and love – queer love – between Hanna and Thea. The book is separated into two main sections ‘Before’ and ‘After’, but you will have to read the book yourself to figure out what that means.

I loved the book. Beautifully written, with plenty of amazingly beautifully crafted sentences with sensory liveliness and details. This however also at times turn into the book’s weakness, as in some instances the sentences become nauseating sweet and simply too much. Still I can highly recommend this book. It was a joy to read – although not nearly as good as Burial Rites, Hannah Kents first novel. Burial Rites is simply amazing.

Less phone – more life Courtney Carver from Less is More

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