A Bog Inspired By Community
Part 3 of 3
Can't get enough of that OML Swag!
My final installment of this three part series is about community, which in my opinion is the best way to recap my experience from OML 2018 because if you were there, you know that’s what it truly was all about! I honestly don’t know where to begin and cannot articulate or sum up my feelings about our beautiful maker community and how the event changed me as a maker and a person.
I’ve mentioned it before but I was completely taken aback by the buzz of our community when I went to the event. I’m not sure if it’s from being burned by so many friends, or confidence issues (more likely a combination of both) but I was leary and had no idea this event would be filled with so much joy and support. I hope my perspective touches you as a maker. To grow, to reach out, connect, love and share. We are all in this together and couldn’t do it alone!
The foundation of my journey began with the wonderful Shannon of @channoncreates_ and Darian of @knittingbydarian sharing an air b&b the night before. I talked to them via insta but had no idea what to expect when meeting them, and when Darian came down to greet me, I knew I’d found a kindred spirit to my own. Darian is such a hard worker, she’s funny as hell, empathetic and just has such great vibes. Shannon is a 5” force to be reckoned with! She is fearless and so talented, I can’t wait to see where each of their journeys take them and I’ so grateful to have made new friendships through this experience.
My gratitude toward them cannot be fully expressed, me being so nervous. To be real I have idolized certain people in our community on social media. I idolized, wondered why I wasn’t getting any recognition and was feeling like a failure. My comparison was eating my alive and I was doing it all to myself. I walked in to the event with these feelings and left a different person.
Using more luxury yarn:
Diving more into patterns:
Tested for @shannoncreates, @woodsandwoolpatternnext and @the.hook.nook goals for the spring