I’ve been mulling over a change of name for the FB page and this blog for quite some time now. I do love “The Virtual Yurt” it’s unique and I chose it to reflect my dream of one day having a real life yurt but to acknowledge until that time comes, this is our ‘virtual yurt’ here in a bricks and mortar home and online in virtual reality.
I’ve been feeling recently though too many people find it too vague or confusing and quite a few people just have no idea what a yurt is!
Just in case you don’t know this is an example of a yurt
I’ve pondered a lot on what new name would be right. Nothing felt right and I kept feeling like I was losing some part of my identity. It might be a tiny weeny blog about not very much really but my page and writing here has become part of my personal story and my journey through the last few years of my life.
The Little Dark Star and I love The Clangers which has been reworked since the original and is now running on Cbeebies. Granny Clanger loves to knit and she makes things with ‘wool and love’ there is a wonderful episode about Major Clanger making a knitting machine and Granny Clanger being upset her special role had been taken away. In the end she challenges the machine to a Knit Off. Of course Granny Clanger wins! She makes a lovely scarf soft and warm and made with love just like a real scarf should be and not itchy at all! The episode ends with the Clanger family snuggled up together in the big warm handmade scarf.
The Little Dark Star and I loved it and personally it really struck a cord about something that matters to me; making things with love, by hand not machines that churn things out in the blink of an eye in their masses for money.
Little Dark Star said that “Mummy makes things with wool and love like Granny Clanger” and suddenly it felt right Wool and Love. So that’s what I’ve renamed the page and blog and kept “@ The Virtual Yurt” to retain the roots of my journey and the place I dream of in my heart, a cosy yurt and a simpler life.
I like it too that when you say Wool and Love it sounds like ‘woollen love’. That’s what my things are, woollen (sometimes cotton, bamboo or acrylic!) love. Little bits of love from my heart made with my own hands sent out to be something lovely in the world.
So there we go, I’ve changed it and I hope you like it.