rise and root



The Flame Haired Solstice Dreamer

Cold winter brings the Everfrost and jewels every tree
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
A flame~haired dreamer wanders there and shelters from the wind
And spins her dreams around the trees to break the ties that bind
She takes her thread and spins anew and how the Greenwood smiles
As she spins a spell for freedom and for her spirit Wylde

The dreamer finds an ancient oak and shelters in his lee
In a forest new as birth and old as old can be
Tis summer now and birdsong weaves its magick through her spells
And humming bees drum drowsily in the foxglove's bells
The dreamer sits beneath the oak with yarn upon her knee
And spins and knits and weaves her dreams and sets her spirit free

"When birds fall from the sky and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people...shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds, who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. they will be known as the warriors of the Rainbow"

Hopi Prophecy

~for the love of yarn~

its been a quiet few days since my last blog, mostly concerned with finishing off a wool hand muff i made...

finished the main body some weeks ago using some wool i bought years ago but didnt know what to do with!
 then i became distracted with other crochet projects and finally decided to get it finished this week. i added a ruffled edge at each end and included the flowers.
this is destined for etsy when i finally get my etsy store set up!

i have nearly finished the wrap for my friend in wales~she is still poorly so i am keen to get it finished and posted.
 if you enlarge you can see i am working the edges in a lacy/fish net stitch.

i went a bit mad this week~well stir crazy to be honest.
it feels as if i have been stuck in for days because of the cold and rain and the constant grey sky makes it feel like i am stuck in some gloomy box.
i really needed to get out even for an hour or so.
so swampy took me off to look at yarn!

now to me racks of natural yarn is like a drug~i adore it all.
 i love to pick it up and feel it, even, if nobody is watching, give it a little sniff.
my mind becomes a whirl of what i would create with each one...

well needless to say i ended up deciding i need to make myself something~my own wrap actually and so three balls of Rowan alpaca cotton 'fell' into my basket...

these drew my eye and i fell in love and images of a striped wrap formed in my mind...i had to start with three because it is quite expensive and i am not sure yet how much a single ball will make up.
still with names like raindrop, salmon and rice how could i not fall in love?


this arrived through the post last week...

i wanted to buy something special with the money given to me for my birthday from my ma and pa and there was only one of theses at fairysteps store and as with the alpaca cotton i fell in instant love with 'pod'.
the little moccasin is a tiny but perfect minnetonka brought back from from lake tahoe.
parts of it have been worn smooth where i constantly  touch it when out and about.


~today is another grey day with the odd patch of blue breaking through.
i hope you day is a bright and happy one~


Kadeeae said...

Oh to have your talents! I have so spectacularly failed thus far with crochet, I am thinking of getting some knitting needles and giving that a go!

Grey here too, but sadly no blue patches to be seen :(

laoi gaul~williams said...

thank you lovely :)
if i lived closer i would come armed with yarn and hooks to give you lessons :)

Rowan said...

I haven't seen a muff for decades - my mum had a dark brown fur one when I was a little girl and I was allowed to wear it occasionally if it was very cold - it had a fine cord to put round your neck so you could take your hands out without losing it or dropping it. I love the colours in the wrap you are making for your friend and also the colours you've chosen for yourself. I love looking at yarn too:)

miss*R said...

oh beautiful. I love, love that hand muff - the colours are divine. you make me want to race out and buy some wool !!
LoVe You ! xo

dubgirl said...

I love the colours in the wrap, a lovely gift. the bag is lovely too. I had a scarf made from alpaca wool, it was the softest wool x

Elizabeth Rhiannon said...

Wow, what a talent! You must be patient to crochet. My mom always crocheted and she is ooooh so patient, something I haven't quite grasped! Your work is beautiful and I can't wait to see what you create with the Alpaca yarn...it looks so soft. Keep your spirits up amidst the gray gloom...it's nearly over! Can't wait for Spring and I think many of us need it more than ever before. Take care...

Zuzana said...

It has been such along time since I used yarn and produced something by knitting. I believe I was a teenager. These days I simply do not have enough spare time.;) The colours are lovely.;)
Thank you for your very kind recent comment;)

Anonymous said...

loving the yarn,
loving the crochet,
and soooo loving the bag:-)

All things share the same breath~the beast, the tree, the man, the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.

Chief Seattle

Johney Gaul~1915

Johney Gaul~1915
1890-17 september 1918~France