A week of cold and snow then warmer temperatures brought some beautiful sunrises
Another busy week in the fiber room… many thanks to the customers who keep us busy and inspired.
Preparation for the 29 dark days of February continues.
And the big news of the week – our jersey heifer, Dewdrop, has graduated to the big girl pasture. She is such a beauty! Her mama, Brandy, will now get a rest in anticipation of a new little one come early spring. We are so grateful to these gentle animals for the gift of milk that we turn in to yogurt and cheese to nourish our family.
“…that idea that is when we can really embrace every bit of our humanity, even the parts that shame us the most, I mean, there’s such great beauty in being cracked open. How much beauty is there in our brokenness.”
Joe Henry in conversation with Krista Tippett, On Being episode Welcoming Flies at the Picnic
Our new Sheeps and Peeps Ephemeris Shawl has been in heavy rotation since the first of the year. Knit by the middle sister with our 2-ply fingering weight flock yarn in Bluebird Day, Light Nettles and Hibiscus, it is a big, warm, sheepy hug. We love the way our yarn shows off this beautiful pattern by Debra Gerhard
Hello, sun in my face, Hello, you who made the morning and spread it over the fields and into the faces of the tulips and the nodding morning glories, and into the windows of, even, the miserable and the crotchety - best preacher that ever was. dear star, that just happens to be where you are in the universe to keep us from ever-darkness, to ease us with warm touching, to hold us in the great hands of light - good morning, good morning, good morning. Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness. ~ "Why I Wake Early" by Mary Oliver
Happy New Year – may you watch each sunrise filled with joy and wonder, and let us all start each day ‘in kindness’.
With temperatures dropping in to the sub-zero range, we are enjoying our newly finished soft, warm and snuggly cowl. Knit in our farm grown, 3-ply, bulky yarn this is a heavy-weight cowl that is perfect for the coldest of winter weather. The Chalice Cowl pattern by Thea Colman is a quick, fun knit, and we love the way our sem-solid Bourgogne color-way shows off that cable knit on the bias to perfection.