Wear What You Make: New Year, Enough You

January 25, 2019

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  • Beautiful words Sonya! Change is slow, so true. Patience and compassion for myself is something I’m working on daily for sure, not always with success. You spread joy my friend. xo

  • Love your photos. Your outfits are simply adorable. The colors, prints.. the way you put your clothing together is really artistic and fun!!!

  • Thanks Sonya for your wise words. I so love seeing your beautiful outfits,and being reminded to be pragmatic and seasonal in our resolutions and life changes is good advice. Thank you. Happy New Season! Ellen

  • Thanks Sonya (and MDK for posting) the words of kindness , compassion, vision and insight. Love the pictures ,color combinations and many ideas for future projects.

  • Exactly what I needed to read this morning! Thanks!

  • Once again, Thank You Sonya! Whenever I see “Wear What You Make” in my MDK e-mail, I get all excited, and I’m never disappointed. I think this may be my favorite of all your essays. As Misa said, you spread joy.

    • Exactly what I felt and was thinking! I couldn’t have said it better myself. Thanks kayt

  • I am always so thrilled when Sonya comes to have a closet consultation with me in my inbox! Her confidence and knitwear stylings leave me wanting more color, more joy, more knits on my body. Knit it, wear it, share it.

  • ‘Not every day and not all at once’ – perfect words. I need to remember to not berate myself for not accomplishing all the knitting I dream of, but instead remembering that even one finished project is a glorious new handknit object out in the world. We knitters should always remember the value of that!

  • “Not every day, and not all at once” – this could be my new tattoo. Thank you Sonya!

  • I love your posts!!!!

  • “How we adapt and reframe is key, because when we focus on failures, it clouds everything else in our life that might be just fine.” This is so true, no matter the topic. Thanks for a wonderful post.

  • “Not all at once and not everyday” this is brilliant! I’m going to apply this to every aspect of my life, except knitting

  • I love your panache for fashion and for life! You are beautiful inside and out!!!

  • Cue standing ovation! I don’t do “New Year’s Resolutions” per se, but I do try to take the month of January to check in with myself, evaluate what’s working and what’s not, and reformat my personal and professional goals. I LOVE the idea of doing this every three months, though. Once a year is just not often enough to keep myself on a clear path. And a slowly-prepared, multi-course, home-cooked meal with friends and family is exactly the kind of thing we all need – and deserve – to enjoy more often.

  • Thank you for this. Puts change and progress in perspective, and in this “get it done NOW” world, this is the truth: it takes time, and give yourself that time.

  • I so appreciate the gentle words of encouragement that you (Sonya) always provide.

  • Beautiful outfits and beautiful words!!

  • Another treasure. Thank you so much!

  • “ not every day, and not all at once” ! Great reminder.
    Thank you. Again, every one of your outfits are terrific, fun, and beautiful.

  • Sonya, what a beautiful article. You have described life with it’s joys and troubles in a way that calms and slows the mind. Thank you.

  • Sonya, thank you so much for these wise and thoughtful words. They left me feeling lighter. Always admire your knitwear and wonderful way of putting things together! Each outfit is an event!

  • Amen, sister! One step at a time.

  • LOVE your style!

  • Wise words. Very inspiring. I love your outfits. So bright and uplifting! You are a talented artist!

  • Thank you so much for this post, what a needed and beautiful reminder.

  • Thank you, Sonya. I have been listening and am making a conscious effort to change some life-long conditioning, so remembering not all at once/not every day is so very helpful. You inspire me.

  • Sonya, you are such an inspiration! I can’t wait to knit one of the cropped cardigans you’ve been wearing. You wear them so well! Thanks!