“I know I made this one in winter” Suzy texted me. “It has the clear blue of sky against dark clouds.”
I immediately thought of those very cold days when the sky is bright blue. But it’s the gray clouds that bring snow. “Winter Sky” I texted back. And we both knew it was the right name for the shawl.
It’s the details that aren’t noticeable right away that really intrigue me about Suzy’s work. There always seems to be a little gift. In this one, it’s the ropy stripe that falls from the neckline and wraps around the opposite shoulder. Bulky, like a long braid, It’s a wonderful contrast to the lacy gray knit. And once you take a close look at it you see the subtle shifts in color too.
All of Suzy’s shawls are hand spun and hand knit. The angora wool comes from her goats Alice, April, Lucy, Ruth, and Larry. She also uses wool from some of her favorite fiber artists. Suzy washes all her shawls in a natural solution which makes them even softer.
You can see a video of Suzy’s very popular and cute goats here.