Wandering into the Unknown
It has taken me a long time to make this decision. Not because it was a particularly hard one, quite the opposite. But because I have been in denial for a long time. Gradiance Yarns will be going through a transformation.
Gradiance Yarns started back in 2012. I had a eureka moment when voyaging into the world of hand-dyeing. And it worked. I had produced a very smooth gradient yarn that was neither bumpy from being dyed in a blank, nor made up of multiple individually dyed skeins.
My technique developed over time too. The gradients became smoother and more intense in colour. But my passion for all things yarn and knitting were being pigeon-holed into one specific focus.
I constantly felt the need of myself to only produce gradient yarn. And to only produce patterns using gradient yarn. And to only write about gradient yarn.
Many people would love this. The ability and opportunity to focus and develop one idea to ultimately become an expert at it. No one ever told me that gradient yarn is all I was allowed to do. I was telling it to myself. I was suffocating myself.
What I didn’t realise is that this was going against my nature, and I was destroying the passion I have for my craft. I love to explore. Learn new patterns. Try different yarns. And venture into the unknown. To discover the magic.
I’ve always known this. As I said above I’ve been in denial about it. But it wasn’t until someone else told me that the penny dropped and things became clearer to me. I am finally comfortable with the decision I’ve been delaying for so long. And I’m excited to find new meaning in my craft and inner self.
I’m not going anywhere, and neither is the yarn and the gradients. But they won’t be my focus.
I will be exploring the world of knitting again, and I’ll be sharing the journey as I go along. Whether it be new yarns from other indie dyers, new inspiring patterns, or new techniques that need discovering. Who knows what magic will reveal itself.
Over the coming months you will start to see changes around the site and social media profiles. I won’t be MissGradiance and Gradiance Yarns at the end of it. It will be a transition to my true self. After all Gradiance Yarns is part of me and the journey I’ve taken, and to ignore that would be to ignore all that I’ve learnt. And that just wouldn’t be me either.
I hope you will continue to support me and share my journey, but I appreciate if this is where our souls part way and wish you the best of luck in all that you dream.