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The Season of Restoration, Reflection & Knitting

Gotlands at VT Grand View Farm

Winter seems to have settled in on our Vermont farm, and it is the season for restoration, reflection, and knitting. After spending 8 months caring for new lambs, teaching fiber art students and serving overnight visitors to the farm,  I  look forward to winter. I love the short days and long nights. It is the time for hot tea, fires in the stove, reading, and knitting needles in hand.

Ema Gotland Ewe

I began this season catching up on the Fringe Hatalong. After knitting my Vermont Cardigan, I had some left over yarn, just enough to knit some hats.  I decided I would start with Laurus as it would give me the opportunity to work with two shades of my Gotland gray. The Gotland yarn has a gentle halo which provides an extra layer of warmth, perfect for a Vermont winter.

Laurus Fringe Hatalong

What’s on your knitting needles?

Greetings to all from Ginny’s Yarn Along! Thank you for stopping by.



3 Responses

  1. Caffeine Girl
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    I love following your life with the sheep. I don’t have the energy to homestead like you have, but I love to dream about it!

  2. Richard (in Charlotte, NC)
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    Yes, it is definitely looking like Winter where you are. The rain has stopped here in Charlotte, North Carolina and the sun us out. We may hit 60* by 4p.m. I need to get away from this computer and go out and do a little yard work while I can. Stay warm!

  3. Lisa
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    I love the Lauris hat knit in two shades of Gotland wool. I have some Gotland locks, but not any yarn yet. I plan to ask my husband to order some for me for a Christmas present. I am also really interested in possibly purchasing a couple of Gotland sheep at some point. We are planning to purchase a home with several acres next spring. I think these sheep are so beautiful and I love the characteristics of their wool as well as there gentle temperament. Thank you for posting the picture of your hat. It is very lovely.

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