Sunday, November 29, 2015

Outside always..

We spent Thanksgiving camping at our 
favorite state park.

Deep, mossy, prehistoric woods.

Opting out of the hustle and
treasuring the holiday as its own.

Embracing gratitude. 
Being thankful.. as we are.

Quiet.  Deep scents of pine that clear the mind
and refresh the soul.

Lots of hiking, knitting, rock picking, 
red squirrel watching,
river walking, reading 
and exploring natures treasures like
beaver chewed driftwood.

Hope that you all had a most lovely Thanksgiving.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Indie Knit and Spin

Last weekend was the Pittsburgh Indie Knit and Spin.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth to say hello.

It was a lovely sunny day full of fun and conversations.

The weather was so beautiful out yesterday 
I just couldn't stay inside and photograph the yarns for the shop.

I'll be adding the inventory to Etsy throughout the week.

Of course I couldn't leave the festival without a few treasures of my own:

Handmade buttons from Rebecca at Dusty Tree Soap
and some absolutely gorgeous Polwarth wool from
Fiddlehead Fibers.

Cosy will be hosting two festivals this year....


Indie Knit and Spin 
February 6, 2016


Sunday, November 8, 2015


Acer palmatum

[ Japanese maple ]

Japanese Maple
she sits paused in morning's light
a breathless...haiku

©Albert via

(..for Ellen.. xx)

Friday, November 6, 2015

Coaxing color..

Last weekend I headed South to attend the
Southeastern Animal Fiber Festival
near Asheville, NC.

The road trip was inspired by the opportunity to take a class from the delightful 
master natural dyer Jackie Ottino Graf.

You can listen to a wonderful interview
with Jackie HERE

Some of her gorgeous natural dye swatches from
Swans Island Yarn Company:

Over the course of the day we mixed, brewed, and coaxed twenty different colors
from ONE natural dye: madder root.

Our results were breathtaking..

Thank you Jackie for the bond you've created around the dye pot.
You really "Make it Madder"..