It is SO cold here on the Island. With the wind chill, it is -29 C! I’m currently sitting in the studio with the wind raging against this West facing (drafty) window. I’m wearing an angora rabbit wool sweater I found at the thrift store with a sheep’s wool over that. On the stove, rice and squash water is simmering away so the chickens can have a warm meal before I close them up in their coop for the rest of the day. I even tried to take Henry for a walk but it was brutal, we walked until she did her business and then we ran back to the house! My nose is chapped and I’m smothered in my calendula salve, such is life in a cold climate.
But for now, I am content with rosemary and frankincense in my diffuser, the music of Hildegard von Bingen floating throughout the house and a cup of black tea. Petey’s made himself comfortable on my lap so I’m stuck here now!
I wanted to share with you my creative process of making listings for our knit items for our etsy shop! We have many new items knit by myself, Meaghan and our Mom. I am responsible for doing the photography, making the listings and shipping the items out so have the freedom to show you the process <3
To welcome February and celebrate the turning of the wheel, we have 16 new items in the shop! One Icelandic Sweater that I finished in January, 13 pairs of freshly knit fingerless mittens, a pair of soft double knit snowflake mittens in brown and ivory and lastly a decorative fairisle scarf.
Once this work is complete, Jamie and I take Henry out to the beach or the woods and do some photography for the items. This weekend, the forecast is calling for absurdly cold temperatures for exposed fingers. We might be having a stay in weekend with the exception of getting wood from the wood pile and checking on the hens.
Below are a few pictures I took of the indoor process. I hope you enjoy!