Last week I wrote about Suzy’s Shawl Winter Sky and it seemed to sell quickly. But, as sometimes happens, the sale didn’t work out.
Over the years I’ve had this happen to me many times. It’s always a disappointment when someone writes back to me and tells me they’ve changed their mind for one reason or another. But it’s all part of being an artist and putting your work out into the world. And I have come to believe, from experience, that when this happens, it’s because the piece of art was meant for someone else.
So now I get to help make that connection between Suzy’s Winter Sky Shawl and the person it was really meant for.
And what better day to sell Winter Sky than on Halloween, the day that we usher in the dark days of winter.
When Suzy told me that her shawl has the clear blue of a winter’s sky against dark clouds, I immediately thought of those very cold days when the sky is bright blue. But I also see in her shawl the gray clouds that bring the snow.
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 one of a kind. They are made with the wool from her Angora goats which she hand spins and hand knits. She washes them in a natural solution so they are as soft and cozy as they look.