so my wool and knitting obsession continues.
I have bought some wool from Yorkshire that I just love, grown and processed in the UK inspired by an area whose history owes much to the farming of sheep. I just love the intensity of the colours and can't wait to make something out of it but of course I have to wind it all into balls first which I guess lets you get to know the yarn a little. And isn't that half the fun, getting to really know a new yarn. Then comes the knitting up into something delicious, warm and useful or maybe just whimsical. Everyone needs a little whimsy in their lives.
We are now into June, birthday month for all my boys and joy of joys Louis will be home just after his birthday. Winter birthdays are the perfect way to add warmth and light to the dark days of winter.
Firelighting is on in earnest now, keeping the house warm, the fire burning brightly, keeping the wood supply looking healthy, it's a never ending part of these middle of the year months. That and trying to get the washing dry, hang it on the line, hope for the best and bring things in later to be finished near the fire. We haven't had a breath of wind for days so the cotton sheets will be on the line until September I think.
But warm fires also give you the perfect place to spend an afternoon crocheting dolly wigs or knitting dolly bonnets and pretend you are actually working.
And so I come back to this obsession with wool. It seems to be coming more and more important to me lately, if that is possible, having knitted my way through life. If my mum and Auntie Jess are anything to go by it will be my friend for many years to come.
I am astounded on the rare occasions that I go into town that so few people are wearing wool or even wearing natural fibres and so few natural fibre clothes available in the shops. I get so irritated by synthetics and always have, not skin irritation I just get really annoyed by how they feel and how they make me feel. I would be the grumpiest person around if I had to wear synthetic clothes. Thank goodness I know how to knit and sew and go op shopping and have the occasional flutter buying linen yumminess on the interwebs.