Sep 25, 2014

Saori musings

I started this scarf back on the 14th and just thought I'd let it flow out as it would. The warp colors are the colors of a cow pasture that I saw on my way south from the parsonage a couple of weeks back. Blues, greens and golds. It's one of my favorite things about Florida; the endless horizons. I'm always able to get inspiration from the horizons.

So I'm weaving the scarf, using stash yarns, with no particular plan. Then, the other day, I got an invitation to join the Saori weaving group on Ravelry. What is Saori? It is a form of free weaving in which imperfections are welcome. This sounded familiar and upon reading the philosophy, I realized they were talking about wabi-sabi, the Japanese philosophy of finding the beauty in imperfection. I've always been drawn to this philosophy. Imperfection, decay,

And only a couple of weeks ago, I found this little mat that I wove a few years back in much the same way as the scarf I'm working on. No plan... just free weaving with imperfect selvedges. I was Saori before I knew what Saori was I guess.

My sock is coming along. I have started the increase on the heel. I am really enjoying sock knitting.


Watched the storm over Lake Crescent while slurping Frosties