Life is a lot like knitting. You do your best to measure twice and cut once, but things don’t always work out like you planned. Sometimes you come up short and sometimes you end up with extras, but it usually works out.
Sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes you’re left with a lot of loose ends and no idea what to do with the whole mess.
There is little that I hate more than feeling helpless. I insist that there always is something that can be done and I am very rarely wrong about those things.
Kohleidoscope creations always leave me with a little left over cotton yarn. It’s too much to throw away and not enough to do anything with.
Loose ends. While contemplating the randomness of life the other day, it occurred to me that – like loose ends – we’re not very useful in huge situations alone, but together we can do amazing things. I began connecting all of these loose ends and rolling them into a ball. As the ball grew, I noticed that if I kept adding all the loose ends, the ball would be never-ending.
I decided the ball represented all of us. Alone we aren’t able to do much, but together we can make endless beautiful things happen. I started making washcloths in 2016 and now Skohl Caps in 2017 from the ball of loose ends. Not caring about if the yarn matched, how many colors got used, what it looked like. Turns out, they look amazing.
Suddenly, all these frustrating loose ends became useful, important, beautiful functional art.
Kohleidoscope’s Summer 2017 Kohlection features Skohl Caps. Skohl Caps are 100% cotton, open stitch, hand knit, one of a kind slouch hats. While many are made using a single color, they each contribute to the never ending ball of yarn that creates the Loose Ends Kohlection. They employ a zero waste policy as they are using up the very last
bits of yarn used from other projects. They are random in color, but are made to flatter any style.
Kohleidoscope is proud to announce that The Loose End Kohlection is now available in the Etsy store. 25% of each Loose Ends purchase will go directly to Team Cottle’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. By purchasing something from The Loose Ends Kohlection, you can help save lives. Simply look for the Skohl Caps with “Loose Ends” in the title and know that 25% will go directly to Team Cottle and the fight to end this horrible disease.