A new year is beginning again. On the farm the years have a rhythm, a sameness that you can count on. The seasons follow one after another in a dependable way and the chores are determined by that cycle. Now the land is mostly asleep, frozen hard this week by an outbreak of cold air from the interior of Canada. But the winter jasmine is blooming, and the hellebores are poking their flowers up. They let us know that another cycle is in full swing and soon it will be spring again. Already I can sense that the days are longer. Every minute counts.
Some things are the same and some things change. I have decided after 12 years of knitting hats for sale, making a bit over 1200 hats in that time, that I am tired of making hats. I still like them, I still enjoy knitting but I really don't want to crank out another 100 hats this year. So one of the things I am doing is making up some scarves out of the baskets of novelty yarns that I collected over the years to decorate the felted hats. I saw something similar to this on a Facebook weaving page and grabbed a handful of coordinating yarns and wound a warp. I wasn't quite sure that the fuzzy mohair boucle yarn would work very well as a warp. I was afraid that it would tangle and clog up the work, but to my amazement and pleasure it has given no problem. I love the colors. It is weaving up very nicely. I'll post pictures when it's done. I think I will make up a bunch of these and use up a bunch of that leftover yarn. I do love to do stash reduction projects like this.