Hey there awesome Wovember Insta Challengers!
WOW! We could not be more chuffed with how this first year of the Wovember Insta Challenge has gone. SO many beautiful stories and images have been shared and we know we’re going to have a hard time picking our winners. We’ve been humbled and truly touched by what you’ve chosen to share with us, and all of your wool-loving compatriots too!
🌿HANDMADE🌿#wovemberinstachallenge @yarninthecity 🌿 I enjoy handmade treasures… I think it’s one of the reasons knitting appeals to me🌿 making something with your own two hands feels timeless and purposeful. I hope everyone takes the time to shop local and handmade this season or handmakes some treasures for their loved ones 🌿 cardigan is #dextercardigan @lilalu72 in @cascadeyarns 🌿 #wovember #wearwool #wearwoolforwovember #wearwooleveryday . . . . . . . #cascadeyarns #knitting #knittinglove #knittersofinstagram #knitfastdiewarm #knitting_inspire #knitstagram #igknitters #makeyourown #knitsharelove #slowfashion #handknit #knittingtherapy #knittinglife #i_loveknitting #winteriscoming
Midway through Wovember, we took the opportunity to have a chat about WOOL on our podcast (it’s Episode 71, if you want to have a listen). As we rambled on, our conversation got quite philosophical. Not unlike all of you taking part in the challenge, sharing images and stories about wool has been a deeply personal experience for us, and has made us think even more deeply about the role of wool in our lives, and how it contributes to our everyday health and happiness.
Bluefaced Leicesters raised in northeast SD at Dakota Carding and Wool. I love my flock of BFLs, a gentle breed of fine long wools, so good for my soul and well being. Day 21 – breed #wovemberinstachallenge #woolmagic #wearwoolforwovember #lovemysheep #wearwooleverday #dakotacardingandwool #shephedpride #mylocalwool #fleecetocowl
One of the things that’s been really fun for us with the Wovember Insta Challenge is seeing how everyone chooses to interpret the daily prompt in their own way. From family snaps to specialty stitch close-ups to the most spectacular handknits, the colours and commentary and thoughtfulness that have passed through our feed this month has been nothing short of amazing.
Day 21 @wovemberwool • BREEDS • . .Just a small selection of the wondrous diversity of wool from native French sheep breeds, each perfectly adapted to the climate and landscapes where they are traditionally grown. And all with their own incredible unique properties. #wovemberinstachallenge #wovember2017 #wool #lovelocalwool #morethanmerino
Every photo and caption shared has made another connection in this wonderful woolly community. THANK YOU!
With lots of woolly love,
Alli & Rachel