First Snow, those two words popped into my head as I looked at the photo of Suzy’s shawl on my computer screen. Something in the way it glows in the sunlight. The pearly white wool, like a soft layer of snow on tree branches. That kind of delicacy.
Because Suzy spins all her wool she can spin two different rovings together. In this shawl, she spun “a fine silk beige thread with the natural white roving” which you can see on the right side of the shawl.
And then there’s the subtle hints of color in the wide soft brown stripe on the left. Suzy texted me that she loved spinning that batt. That it also provides texture she wasn’t able to capture in her photo. Although you can see the variations in color and texture a bit better in the photo below.
It’s also really easy to see the white wool of Suzy’s angora goats in First Snow.
(You can see a video of Suzy’s goats, Lucy, April, Alice, Ruth, Larry and Willis, who is the only pygmy goat, here)