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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

    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)

    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

    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.