If you are a knitter, if you feel strongly about wool, and if you love color as much as I do, you must read Jared Flood’s blog tour of the woolen mill in Harrisville. It follows the making of his Shelter line of yarn with his sharp eye for detail and his singularly short range of focus.
The wool is lovely to work with and positively blooms when bathed. And Jared’s photos are equally lovely. Plus the whole process is fascinating. Or at least it is to a knitter like me who also dabbles in the spinning and dyeing of wool now and then.
And speaking of Flood and Shelter, a small celebration or two but subdued on this day of tsunami and chaos: I finished the blanket (Baby Shale Blanket, Brooklyn Tweed) above when I should have been wrapping up my latest writing assignment. And then I finished the writing assignment too. On to preparing for the next big thing!