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    HerStory November: Braiding Sweetgrass

    HerStory November:  Braiding Sweetgrass
    • HerStory November:  Braiding Sweetgrass
    • HerStory November:  Braiding Sweetgrass
    • HerStory November:  Braiding Sweetgrass

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    For November, we're very excited to showcase KnittedWit's new colorway which is inspired by botantist and Citizen Potawatomi Nation member, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and her work Braiding Sweetgrass.

    This text is a foray into the most beautiful relationship with nature and the natural world you've maybe ever read. Kimmerer is a botanist and a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, and her writings effortlessly fuse these two perspectives into a new/old way of communing with, learning from, and being in nature. Each story in Braiding Sweetgrass and her earlier book—Gathering Moss—takes you into a different part of Kimmerer's life and work, both of which are beautifully intertwined. Reciprocity is the belief that underlies all of her work; not only feeling connected to the natural world in a way that sometimes seems almost out of reach in our modern society, but communing with, sharing with, and giving back to nature in a way that it feels like our current society actively revolts against.

    You may find yourself tearing up while regaling your family with summaries at dinner, hugging your loved ones a bit tighter, planning more outdoor time and trips to clean up the natural world around you. You might start plotting your vegetable garden for next Spring, you might squat down to gaze at the mosses surrounding you a bit more. And, as we face a future in which our climate is in peril, you may find yourself caring a bit more about the natural world and working to incorporate that care more and more into your daily life.

    KnittedWit's Braiding Sweetgrass colorway was created to echo the aesthetics, not only of the book cover, but of the sweetgrass itself the book centers its story around.

    Book not included with purchase.

    Fiber Content – 80% Superwash Merino, 20% Nylon
    Weight – Fingering
    Needle Size – US 1 - 3 / 2.25mm 3.25mm
    Hook Size – US B - D  / 2.25mm - 3.25mm
    Skein Weight – 4 oz / 113 grams
    Skein Yardage - 420 yards / 384 meters
    Care – Hand wash cold. Lay flat to dry.
    Country of Origin – United States

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