I gave Suzy (who Suzy the sheep is named after) one of Socks’ bumps to spin into yarn then make me a hat from. We would do a trade. Suzy had a duck hankie from when she was a kid. I would make her a scarf using the hankie.
I got the box on Friday. Inside were a bunch of small plastic baggies, each one had a little treasure. Half the skein of Sock’s hand spun yarn that Suzy won a Blue Ribbon for at the County Fair. A small piece of turquoise roving from her goats and bunny. (When she texted me about the roving weeks ago I said I’d love to feel it. She replied,” I can take care of that”). A small Chichi woman from Curacao (the happy-go-lucky, curvy, old and smarter sister) A hankie with a blue flower on it and beloved duckie hankie . And the hat.
“Does the hat fit,” Suzy texted, ” I’m worried that you’re going to look like you have a mushroom on your head.” Suzy decided to add some other yarns that she had to the hat, her son Sam helped pick out the colors.
I immediately tried on the hat and am happy to say it doesn’t look like a mushroom and I love the colors. (Suzy lives in Pennslyvania and I’ve only met her son Sam a few times, but he somehow seems to have an idea of what colors I like). I’ll be wearing the hat today when I skirt the wool from this falls shearing. I like the idea of wearing a hat made from the wool of the sheep whose fleece I’m cleaning.
And now it’s my turn to own up to my side of the trade. To make Suzy a Vintage Hankie Scarf with a blue flower on one end and a duckie on the other.