Handmade is the new sexy
You can see them everywhere: in the New York subway, in every Minneapolis park, in San Francisco outdoor cafes: stylish girls fed up with mass produced fashion who decided to take things to their hands – literally. Knitting needles stick out from statement-bags, re-usable tote bags, hippy backpacks. No matter what your style or favorite color is, there’s something you can make on your own. It doesn’t get more unique than that.
For Greek girls knitting comes laden with nostalgic associations of grandma’s thick vests (and that pair of knitting glasses she was always losing) and Mom’s piles of magazines full of vintage patterns. It’s part of a long tradition of creativity and now it’s cooler than ever.
The best place to get quality materials and modern designs is Wool and The Gang http://www.woolandthegang.com/en/home.php.
A talented gang of artists and fashion pioneers come up with chic accessories, easy directions and everything you might need for your new hobby. They even have their own “beginner’s kit” that you can order online to get you started and of course finished products for the impatient among us. And it only gets better: The Wool Gang travels all the way to Peru to find pure wool, ethically woven from local communities, studies with them, gets inspired, makes new friends and comes back with the goodies that they’ve bought at fair prices. Yes, it’s perfect.
Once you get the hang of it and after you’ve accessorized all your friends with scarves and hoodies, make your own street art and improve the city you live in. For ideas and guerilla knitting tips see this amazing site: http://knittaporfavor.wordpress.com. Let’s make the world a better place, one lamppost at a time.