Can't Help Falling In Love With You (Cover)
Talk about making something from scratch!
Not only does Han Starnes knit crazy-good hats and scarves for her line Josi Faye, but she also spins the material—the yarn—from raw wool in her Nashville loft studio (with its incredible natural light). “You get a yarn that you can’t really buy anywhere,” says Han, who learned the method from a generations-old spinning guild in New Zealand. Watch the amazingness come together below. —serena qiu
“This is how I get the wool: unspun and cleaned. The white is the natural color of un-dyed sheep’s wool.”
“Most of the work is made on the wheel. Here, you’re shaping the yarn, deciding what twist you want, and once the bobbin gets full, you take it off into a skein. This wheel is an old-fashioned foot-pedal one that I brought from New Zealand. I brought three back!”
“That’s what a skein looks like, which we have to wind into this long hank. Fresh off the wheel, yarn is not ready to knit. It needs to be set, so that it relaxes into its new form.”
“We set yarn by steaming it, or by soaking it in hot water, so it’s felted a little. After it’s set, we have to wind it, and this little wood tool makes it so much easier. I crank it, and it pulls the yarn to make little balls for me.”
“And then you pop it off, and this is what you get! This is pictured along with some vintage twine I was using to attach tags. And my coffee.”
How Can U Luv Me
Sometimes, when I need answers, I like to take my questions to Google.
I have googled “How long does heartbreak last?” The result more popular than that was “How long does heartburn last?” This implies people suffer from heartburn more than they do heartbreak, which is a good thing, because heartbreak sucks way more than acid reflux ever could. Weirdly, though, a broken heart does physically hurt. It feels heavy, like someone is sitting on your chest.
There are upsides to despair. You can wear a blanket instead of a coat and your friends won’t judge you. You can smoke indoors because nobody will have the heart to tell an inconsolable girl that a smoking ban has been in place for eight years. And you find out that people are very nice and that they care about you, even if the person you care about most doesn’t.
The problem with heartbreak is that nobody can help you. Not the films you watch alone, searching for a character who feels the way you do, not the glasses or bottles of whisky you keep by your bed, and certainly not Instagram. Every time you post a picture of yourself on Instagram looking fake happy, a fairy dies.
Also, scrolling through photos of girls your ex may or may not be shagging won’t help you. Remind yourself that the right filter can be fantastically flattering, and she probably doesn’t look that good in real life.