What considerations guide your clothing purchases? In this episode, I share some of my thoughts on this subject and talk about a few places I shop when the “BUY” pinnacle of the purchasing pyramid seems warranted. Plus, I talk about what’s on my needles and share three poems in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Yarn Lover at Large
I’ve been working on corespun LED lights and I’ll have them for sale at Hope’s Favorite Things in Richmond PA. StarString is one-of-a-kind; each strand is made from specially-blended wool, silk and sparkle. These are fun to decorate with an bring some extra warmth and light to your home during the cold, dark winter season.
in Richmond, PA on Small Business Saturday. Stop in for a visit, shopping, tea and coffee. Or bring your wheel and join in the fun at The Wool School.
A Few Notes on Ethical Fashion
Thank you Suzanne, for the Ravelry post that got me thinking about my #mostlyhandmadewardrobe and what I do when I don’t have the skills or inclination to make my own clothing. This is a broad topic on which I humbly offer a few of my thoughts. I think that a good start is to consider “The Buyerarchy of Needs” illustration by Canadian illustrator Sarah Lazarovic.
Here are a few articles: one on the first three levels, and another on the top three levels.
In the segment, I mention the following:
- Good on You App
- Girlfriend Collective
- Bryr Studio
- Unicorn Clean
- Soak — I link specifically to Soak School, with helpful hints to cleaning all kinds of things in your home.
Off the Shelf
Poetry Foundation’s The Cranberry Cantos — Thanksgiving Poems for Family and Friends
- Bless Their Hearts by Richard Newman
- Onions by William Matthews
- Perhaps the World Ends Here by Joy Harjo