As soon as I saw all the beautiful colourways of Our Tribe I was in love. Just when I think I’ve decided on my favourite I am drawn to another one. I am the most fickle of fans but I blame the yarn: it’s just too yummy!
So, there I am happily squishing yarn and looking at swatches and photo after photo, when I come to writing in all the little details that have to be entered in all those little boxes on a website, when my attention was caught.
What had struck me about this yarn is it’s description. Read a bit below, I’ll wait…
“The Scheepjes Blogger Group is all about unity and togetherness, it is an alliance where inspiration and love for designing are shared with each other. Together our bloggers inspire, empower and support each other in their creative endeavours.”
These yarns, with their gorgeous gradients, were each designed by a different designer from the Scheepjes Blogger tribe. A group of people knitted together *pun intended* by friendship, creativity and a love of yarn. Many of these yarns are in fact named after the designers themselves, with some family and other values to round off the collection. It adds a whole other level of ‘personality’ to the yarn knowing that each shade has been reflected on and in turn reflects each woman. In choosing our favourite – even if it changes from day to day for some of us – we get to feel a sense of kinship with these intelligent women who have opened their tribe to us.
Making and keeping those kind of connections are pretty important right about now.
Do go and read their blogs about their journey to designing their yarn. They make for fantastic reading.