Happy Wovember! Wovember is a yearly celebration of the wonders of wool during the month of November. There are many ways to participate! Visit the official WOVEMBER Website, to learn all about it. There will be interesting wool-centric articles all month long. My friend Jeni Reid photographer, knitter, spinner and all round wool appreciator, is curating “Fleece in Focus” a photo series, posting a daily picture of wonderful woolliness for our wooly needs.
Above are some of my favorite sheep of all. They live on Nash Island Maine, all by themselves all year, except for lambing and sheering times when they tolerate humans for a short bit. Their wool goes to Jani Estell, who spins it up into scrumptious yarn at her Starcroft Fiber Mill. Watch Fiber Trek TV’s spot which features Jani telling all about her wool yarn and I share the story of my sweater Jenny at the Fair from Ysolda Teague’s Rhinebeck Sweater book, which uses Jani’s yarn. Coincidentally the Scottish friend I mention, is in fact Jeni Reid. Double Jenny/Jeni fun! I’ve been a little reluctant to post this since I look a billion wrinkly years old…it was captured during one of the most stressful times of my life and it shows…ah well… onward and upward!
Hooray for Wovember!