Lifelong Journey is a special yarn I am going to dye once a year, for March. This is in recognition of Endometriosis Awareness Month, as this is a condition I myself have endured since 2009. Endometriosis is a lifelong chronic condition, because there is no cure, and is often debilitating in nature. In 2010/11 the pain had grown so strong that I could barely walk, even with crutches. With the help of surgery and natural pain management methods (though these took years for me to find), I am able to live a decent life again. Many women don’t, and are in constant severe pain. But I/we will never be “cured”.
Meet your new favourite DK weight yarn! Made with high quality 100% Superwash Merino Wool from non-mulesing flocks, this yarn works up to most standard double knit/ DK weight knitting and crochet patterns. The merino is also one of the finer fibres of wool, which makes this an excellent all-rounder for everyday wear, but also provides exceptional comfort when worn next to the skin.
Wool itself has many benefits already. It is fire-resistant and will naturally extinguish a flame. It is breathable and naturally wicks moisture away from the skin, creating a temperature-regulating effect. Wool is a naturally renewable source, with sheep growing a new fleece to be shorn each year, as well as being biodegradable and compostable at the end of its life cycle, putting nutrients back into the ground. It is also resistant to odour, soiling, and water/spills, saving you the costs and time of regular washing. As a bonus the superwash treatment makes it ideal for a quick (but gentle) machine wash.