I love wool.
What is it about wool that inspires such strong feelings? I bet 1/3 of you are nodding in agreement, and I've already lost the other 2/3 of you. But seriously, each fall I renew my love affair with wool-- hello sweaters, hello socks, so glad to see you. I've missed you. I would wear wool year round if it wouldn't raise a few eyebrows in my climate. Merino t-shirts, yes please. Maybe I should take up knitting so I'd have an excuse to buy all that gorgeous yarn. Why does wool seem to have almost magical qualities?
We attended the Mt. Bruce Station Wool and Sheep Festival this weekend. Good old fashioned fun, with sheep shearing, border collie demonstrations, giant piles of hay bales, bluegrass music, and crafts. I came home with a tiny felted sheep and a handmade broom with a lovely turned handle. If you're local I recommend making the trek to Romeo next September. I will go out on a limb and say that the people at the fair actually feel as strongly about wool as I do, even stronger. They were buying up little sheep pins for the sweatshirts and stuff like that, so I definitely think they like wool even better than me.
And for those of you in the market for baby stuff, did you know that natural mat, the esteemed baby mattress company from England is now available in the US? Coinciding perfectly with us setting up Lucie's crib this coming weekend. Placed my order this morning-- for the coco mat model. Pricey, yes, but most of the other organic mattresses that I've seen are about that much. When Elliot was a baby, I had to hold him to get him to nap, and while he slept I would read the testimonials on their website (which I don't see anymore) dreaming he would sleep in his crib if only he had one of those mattresses. We shall see if they are all they're cracked up to be.
And another find-- did you all see Elsita's Blog and Etsy shop on Whipup last week? Wow. I ordered two prints right away, as well as her fabulous tiny sister and brother Dido and Dida. By the way, her print quality was exceptional-- the best I have bought from etsy so far.
OK, enough of my consumerism. Hope you are all well. Off to the apple orchard for cider and doughnuts. Yum.