The Season of Restoration, Reflection & Knitting

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 … Read More

Wool Sweater Weather & the Vermont Cardigan

It’s wool sweater weather in Vermont. Smoke rises from chimney tops. Mist lays in the valleys in the early morning. The dew lies heavy on the grass, and the leaves have burst forth in full color. I finished knitting the long sleeve version of the Vermont Cardigan, just in time. One test knitter told me that she loved her long … Read More

Gaining Ground with Reading and Knitting

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It has been a good couple of months, gaining ground with some leisurely reading and knitting – nourishing my soul. Reading Gaining Ground found its way into my hands a couple of months ago. Through its pages, Forrest Pritchard tells of his journey to reclaim his family’s farm. One would think that such a book would most inspire the “farmer … Read More

Knitting with Gotland ~ Loft and Warmth

Loft and warmth, that is how I would describe my latest knitting project. At last, I found the time to join in on a Fringe Hatalong. A friend nudged me to knit the Hermaness by Gudrun Johnston-I would knit it in my Gotland worsted weight, and she would knit it in her Bluefaced Leicester. So I cast on, excited to … Read More

A Shawl for a Shepherd Friend

Joining Ginny this week  for Yarn Along to share a story about a shawl for a shepherd friend. It seems fitting that as I have been knitting the past two weeks, I have also been reading a book titled The Art and Science of Shepherding, as I have been knitting a gift for a shepherding friend. (The book deserves its own … Read More

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