It's funny how the best things in life can happen right out of the blue. Like last Thursday evening--I made a routine post to Instagram, did a bit of knitting, then went to bed as usual. By Friday morning, that same post had become one of the top nine posts under six separate hashtags; #madeincanada, #naturalneutrals, #instaknit, #ethicalfashion, and #knittersofig. Wow!
The irony is, after spending hours trying to compose pretty product shots for the cold comfort online shop, I'd piled these particular pieces together simply to get them out of the way; it wasn't until I put down the camera to tidy up that I was stuck by their beauty.
I picked up the camera and snapped a few final shots. Not composed. Not created specifically for social media. Just a few in-the-moment, wow-aren't-these-pretty-together, pictures. Natural. Authentic. Beautiful. I guess that's why the image did so well on IG...its 'realness' made it relatable.
Personally, I learned a valuable lesson (well, re-learned). If you want to be pleasantly surprised by life, you have to stop trying to control it. If only I could remember this more often!
I'm Alexis, the knitter/designer behind cold comfort knits. My favourite animal is a sheep (obvi). My primary knitting fuel is coffee. And my inner child is actually an inner senior-citizen.