The first thing I felt when I saw Suzy’s new shawl Early Winter Sun was a deep warmth. Like the kind of sun in the winter that makes all the difference. For me, it’s the pines and ferns that stay green all year even when there’s snow on the ground. It’s the sun breaking through the cloud-covered sky, sending long shafts of yellow light through the white pines and warming my face, even if just for a moment.
Creamy is another word that came to mind.
Like all of Suzy’s shawls, Early Winter Sun, is hand-spun and handknit. Each of Suzy’s shawls is a unique creation. This shawl is made with mohair which comes from Suzy’s angora goats, Alice, Lucy, Ruth, and April. There is also some Alpaca wool which comes from one of the fiber artists that Suzy likes to get her wool from.
Suzy also washes all her shawls in a natural solution which makes them extra soft.
You might remember the video below that I put on my blog when Suzy was carding the wool she would later spin into yarn and knit in make Early Winter Sun.