It’s very early morning – I’m sitting at my desk with a lamp on, a cup filled with hot water and honey and Debussy waking me. I’m working later today, so thought I would FINALLY update the Etsy Shop before I go. There will be 2 updates – one today and another tomorrow. I had 20 items to list (which for our shop – is a lot) since I have just been stock piling all summer rather than listing items as we make them (I think I’ll refrain from this again because all of the photography, measuring, etc. etc. is a lot of work!). It has been a while so I am excited to share the small items with you!
The collection I have to add this time around is a mixture of knits by myself and my mom (Meaghan is currently on Maternity Leave and does not have the same time she once had to dedicate to knitting). Over the late spring and summer, I knit a couple of pairs of Icelandic fingerless mittens using LettLopi. I also have a pair of Maritime Folk Mittens that I knit using MacAusland’s 2 ply wool.
Jamie and I would pack a bag and take the knits to our regular walk with Henry out in the country. We also photographed some of the sweaters on Cape Breton Island (but I’ll share a post about my latest Lopapeysa sweater this week!). Jamie is such a patient photographer, we have been contesting with the constant hum and annoying prick of mosquitoes this summer. They have been relentless! I’m certain that if you looked hard enough, you could see them flying around or on my head somewhere. There were photos I had to discard because it would be a closeup of a blurry mosquito 😛
The sun is out! I’m on a second cup of tea (this time, pumpkin spice! Thank goodness for Seasons). Hope you enjoyed seeing a glimpse of our knitted items! The shop is http://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/waysofwoodfolk and if you are looking for one of the above items and it’s not listed in the shop, you can see it there tomorrow 🙂
Happy Labour Day to everyone! Pleasant knitting, star gazing, fire making, preserving, whatever makes you happy this time of year!
Welcome Autumn 🙂
** I’ll leave you with a favourite folk song – I feel like just sharing traditional folk songs that I love on my blog since they are so underrated!! This is “She Moves through the Fair” an Irish folk song. This particular version is by Anne Briggs and recorded in the 60s.