When Suzy was telling me about the latest shawl she was making, she said it was natural gray and white with a strip of mustard or maybe pink for Valentine’s Day.
She still hadn’t decided.
Gray and pink are lovely together, but in my mind, I could only picture the mustard, like a bit of sunshine on a winter day. Ultimately, that’s what she chose to do.
With Suzy’s blessing, I named her shawl Winter Sunshine. It’s 65″x 20.5 ” and is $150 + $8 shipping. You can buy it here in my Etsy Shop. Or you can email me at [email protected] I take checks, Paypal and Venmo.
I’ve lost count of how many of Suzy’s Shawls and Scarves we sold this winter.
Usually, she takes a break after Christmas, that slow, going-inward time of year, and starts spinning and knitting again in the spring. But this year, since her shawls are so popular and so many of us are spending a lot more time at home I asked her if she was interested in making more.
“People will want shawls in February too, “I texted her. I was thinking of myself sitting by the woodstove reading as the wind and snow howled outside the window.
And then there’s Valentine’s Day.
Just today I got a Valentine from Jon in the mail. It’s an adopted Madagascar Hissing Cockroach from the Bronx Zoo named Full Moon Fiber. Jon got me one last year too, but this year I also got a stuffed roach, a candle and a Zoom meeting with my Roach next Sunday at 12 noon.
But not everyone wants a Roach for Valentine’s day.
A handspun, handknit, mohair Shawl lovingly made by Suzy, is a wonderful gift. It’s soft and warm, a unique and beautiful piece of functional art.
And there are two of Suzy’s shawls Winter Sunshine and Winter Fields to choose from in my Etsy Shop.
Winter Fields, is the colors of winter before the snow. The Chartreuse, a bit more optimistic than winter grass. A little light in the dark days. It’s 64″ x 19″. You can buy it here. Or email me at [email protected]. I take checks, PayPal, and Venmo.
And as most of you already know, much of Suzy’s wool comes right from her own mohair goats, Ruth, Alice, Anne, Lucy, and Larry. Each one is unique in its colors and patterns. And if they weren’t already soft enough, she washes them in a natural softening solution.
Here’s a couple of more pictures of Winter Sunshine and Winter Fields.
Take a look out of Suzy’s window behind each shawl and see how Suzy’s color choices are influenced by the natural world around her.
2 thoughts on “Suzy’s Shawls For Sale. Just In Time For Valentines Day”
The shawls are lovely!
Who would’ve ever thought we’d live in a time where you could zoom with a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach?!
Yes, it’s crazy times for sure! 🙂