LuciernagaKnits

✨handmade, luxurious, high-quality cozy knits✨

Chicago, Illinois | 4 Sales

LuciernagaKnits

✨handmade, luxurious, high-quality cozy knits✨

Chicago, Illinois 4 Sales On Etsy since 2018

5 out of 5 stars (3)

Announcement   See my FULL INVENTORY on INSTAGRAM @luciernaga.knits!

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Last updated on Feb 18, 2019

See my FULL INVENTORY on INSTAGRAM @luciernaga.knits!

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✨fantastical textures, colors & creations ✨make the world a snugglier place✨

✨✨✨ I N S P I R A T I O N : K N I T S✨✨✨
I'm a self-taught knitter, but such skills run in my blood: my mom worked as a seamstress during my youth and sewed most of my clothing growing up. I've been working with yarn for about 4 years. Knitting first found me at a low-point in my life, a time when my lonely hands were seeking company— some warmth to fight the cold I felt within. I was taken with the idea and the feeling of creating something warm out of nothing, and giving that warmth to someone whom I loved.

What began with Christmas gifts and birthday presents developed (at the suggestion of friends) to what you see today 💛 Wandering through yarn shops invokes the same wonder I feel in a bookstore 📚 📚 I’m pulled like a moth to vivid hues, gem-tones, snuggly textures, and brilliant blues.

✨✨ I N S P I R A T I O N: W A T E R C O L O R S✨✨
I’ve dabbled with art since I was a child, mostly as a way to chase the spirit of my great-grandfather Frederick (aka Pappy), whose paintings were so precise, golly, you could smell the ocean and feel it’s moisture on your face 💛 I'm most influenced by astronomy, mythology, and my overpowering Synesthesia.


✨✨M Y P R O C E S S ✨✨
I’m heavily included by fantasy, and spend my hours daydreaming up adventures, precisely accurate names for colors & the fantastical etymological roots of the words around me. I'm an avid-reader, and strict to a strict diet of magical-realism for breakfast ☕️ 📚 I produce my little artsy things while listening to audiobooks (don’t you just love being read to?), so it’s a toss-up if your piece was made in Chicago, Camelot, Rivendell, Macondo, or elsewhere. For certain, it was not made in Thneedville. A thneed?! That's a thing that no one needs!


✨✨W H Y L U C I E R N A G A✨✨
The most magical moment of my life, the time in which whimsy found me, took place on a high cliff in Southern Mexico.

At the recommendation of a local, I spent the late afternoon braving a wild, uphill forest to emerge at an ocean overlook in time to watch the sunset.

Before I knew it, night had fallen and I was alone in the pitch black, miles from civilization. Making my way down was impossible; the forest was thick, yes, but the night was thicker. Under the trees, not even starlight was enough to see my hands in front of my face.

Suddenly, out of nowhere, I was bathed in a bright, yellow light— only to have it dissipate as quickly as it came. I was in pitch black, then pure light, black, light. It was then that I saw little wings against the glow, all a’flutter, and I understood two things:
1. Why Shakespeare wrote of fairies 🧚🏼‍♀️
2. I was surrounded by ✨ hundreds and hundreds✨ of fireflies.

They lit together in absolute unison, then faded simultaneously, talking and dancing. I stepped only when they lit, and the little luciérnagas guided my back to the path, making sure I made it home safe. 💛

Since then, I've chased whimsy in all its forms.

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    Educator by day, yogi by evening, luciérnaga by night

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