Wednesday, 30 June 2010

I wonder if gg grandmother Brit had this much fun?

I love wool. It's possibly hereditary since I come from a line of sheep farmers on my dad's side.
I particularly love the hand-dyed variety. Hence, I found this display in a local haberdashery irresistible. I had to go inside and get a good look at those luscious colours and to enjoy the feel of the wool. It was a very tactile experience and it felt almost illicit :)

particularly when I made my purchases (how could I not....) and my wool was handed to me in a big brown paper bag.

When I came home I had to get gg grandmother Brit's wool basket so that it could hold my precious loot.
I bet Brit's wool didn't look anywhere near as colourful, but she spun it herself.

Her wheel came in handy for turning skeins into more manageable balls.

I thought about Brit then, and I wonder if she had fun with the wool, or whether it was just a means to an end - making garments to stay warm. What would she say if she could sit and knit with me now when knitting is just for fun and enjoyment. I think she'd enjoy this colourful wool, guiltily, considering her puritanical Lutheran background.
I hope she'd like this hat:

Her ggg grandson Doodlebug does.


  1. Good to see your craftiness back again Mari!! Love the wool and the very colourful hat, it sure will keep the children warm on these frosty days.

  2. WOW!!! That is fantastic Mari. I am so envious of that beautiful soft wool x

  3. Nice!!! That looks really good. Just what we need for this winter!

  4. this is very proverbs..who can find a virtuous pretty much says she has a wool collection hehe
    so hey youre on the right track
    love you

  5. You're back!!!!! love and kisses


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