When Suzy sent me the picture of her latest Shawl I found myself smiling.
“This one makes me smile. I have always enjoyed my Chartreuse.” Suzy texted me. When I showed it to Jon, he had the same reaction.
That’s how it came to be the “Shawl of Smiles.”
It’s a colorful delight. Sure to warm a person in two ways this coming winter. First with its soft handspun mohair, then with the way it will bring so much color and brightness to whoever wears it.
As you all probably already know each of Suzy’s shawls is a unique piece of wearable art. Below is a photo of her angora goats, where she gets the mohair that she hand spins, then hand knits into one of her creations.
We’ve already sold four of Suzy’s shawls in the past few weeks. They are very popular and she has many repeat buyers.
When I used to sell Suzy’s Shawls at the Bedlam Farm Open Houses, it was always such a thrill to open the box she sent them in. To see Suzy’s own particular way of combining colors and textures. And to feel the soft yarn brush against the backs of my hands.
You can click here to see a video of Suzy spinning her mohair. It’s only one part of her creative process that begins with caring for her goats, Lucy, Ruth, Alice and Apirl.