jueves, 20 de abril de 2017

Windy Days are for Knitting

Who has seen the wind?
Neither I nor you:
But when the leaves hang trembling,
The wind is passing trhough.

Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads,
The wind is passing by.

Christina Rossetti

We're having strong winds for two days in a row so that means I will be at home knitting and reading. Bad weather is never bad news for me, actually, being a homebody it makes me like this kind of weather even more.

jueves, 13 de abril de 2017

About Slow Fashion and Changing Things in the Shop

From some time now I'd been a fan of slow life movement, that includes slow fashion too. I'd been trying to make wiser decisions when buying clothes. Slow fashion is not only buying clothes from eco designers, it's more than that. For me slow fashion also means buying less clothes and taking care of what you already have in your closet, buying quality over quantity, choosing pieces you can mix and match again and again, contrary to fast fashion clothes which, if you're lucky, you can wear them just for a year without looking outdated.

Soy fan del movimiento slow life desde hace tiempo, lo que incluye también el movimiento slow fashion. Durante todo este tiempo he intentado tomar mejores decisiones a la hora de comprar ropa. El slow fashion no es solo comprar ropa de diseñadores ecolóficos, es más que eso. Para mi el slow fashion también significa comprar menos ropa y cuidar la que ya tenemos en nuestro armario, comprar ropa de calidad antes que mucha cantidad, elegir piezas que puedas mezclar con otras prendas de tu armario de mil formas diferentes, al contrario que pasa con la fast fashion que, si tienes suerte, podrás ponerte la misma prenda solo durante un año sin estar pasada de moda.

When I opened my shop some months ago I only focused in the prices. I tried to find yarns which doesn't cost too much so the price wouldn't be too high but it left me with an unhappy feeling.  I thought it  better and just bought the good stuff, now I can make what I really like.
So, from now on I will be knitting with natural materials (100% wool yarns, wool blends and cotton).

Cuando abrí mi tienda hace algunos meses solo me centré en los precios. Intenté encontrar lanas que no costaran mucho para que el precio del producto no fuese muy caro pero no me terminaba de convencer el producto final. Lo pensé mejor y simplemente compré la lana que me gustaba, así que ahora puedo tejer con materiales naturales (hilos 100% lana, mezclas de lana y algodón).

Have a nice day!