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Slow Clothes

A year ago more or less to the day I was at a market selling very little - a fundraiser for a school and they did very well I think on the delicious cakes the girls were ever so graciously serving. Next to me was a man I knew from my days working at Aspects in Kings Park. He makes and sells nougat and as we chatted he told me he was part of the SLOW movement organisation in Perth. He was very curious about my work and commented on a crochet jacket I had for sale, wondering how long it took to make. It was made from many different kinds and shades of green yarn, using offcuts and odd balls found here and there. I told him it was a year in the making and he wanted to know (I love people who love specifics)if I did nothing else at all but sat and crocheted, how long would it take ... a week? two weeks? Who knows! Anyway that would be completely out of the question because who would want to sit and do nothing but wield a hook in and out for hours on end?

In the meantime, the lady next to …

How much time does it take?

Hmm ... I feel like I have been busy but my most productive activity so far seems to be in producing to-do lists.Endless lists on numerous pieces of paper, in books, in my head (awake at 3 am)and the pieces of paper get mislaid or left at home when I go out to do the things on the list. I keep writing the same things on the list which is very frustrating seeing it still on the list when one of my greatest pleasures is to strike a triumphant line through a list item when done. One of these items is putting something new on Etsy.I have even added exclamation marks to draw my attention to the fact that I believe this to be an important item requiring urgent attention. So today I decided to head off to bed early with the laptop and here I am three hours later having managed to put two new items on. At least I have not whiled away the night in front of the tv. I could have been reading The Consolations of Philosophy (Alain de Boton) but that can wait until tomorrow. I am consoled by the fa…