“Warm and woodsy is what comes to mind” I wrote the other day when Suzy described the colors she was using in her new shawl.
Yesterday she sent me a picture of that shawl all done and I thought I was right. It feels to me like walking in the winter woods.
Take a close look and you’ll see the subtle shift of color in the natural variations of browns and grays above the snowy white. Then there’s the thin strip of green, like the lacy ferns that pop up though the early snow. Or it’s the moss that stays green all winter long, clinging to the bark of a tree.
It’s a Woods Woman’s shawl. A way to wrap yourself in nature, no matter where you are.
Suzy hand spins and knits her shawls from the wool of her mohair goats Lucy, Ruth,April, Alice and Larry. She’s dedicated to detail, and also uses wool that she buys throughout the year from other farmer’s. The light gray locks spun into the white mohair of Woodland Shawl, come from a Wensleydale lamb.
Suzy’s washes each shawl in a natural solution so it’s as soft and warm as it looks.
Detail of the Wensleydale lambs locks spun into the white mohair.
Suzy’s goats are pretty popular on YouTube with over a thousand views. See where move of her wool comes from….