But wait--there's more! I have spent some time looking at Cosy's own hats for sale in her etsy shop, as she has "models" of many that are featured in the book. And I've been salivating over a couple that I guess I could TRY to duplicate myself, but they are just so splendiferous already that I find myself going back to see them repeatedly. So . . . then I started to notice that though many are made with Cosy's own handspun yarns, or her thrift-store finds, or her sweater unravelments, she also has some made with yarns others have spun.
Enter Folktale Fibers--formerly known as feral feminine (surely there's an interesting story there!) who plies her trade as a "devoted spinster" on the Eastern seaboard. She has supplied some of the yarns used in CosyMakes' book projects (for the photos). Her yarns are so lively and I am thrilled with her use of tencel and other vegan options (although I love animal fibers, I prefer the cooler, shall we say, vegetal yarns in summer!). She does local art fairs in the MD area--wish I could go visit my friend Barbara! who is just about to move there! and also see/handle/buy some of Folktale's Fibers.
Lest you wonder if I have become a total internet, knitting blog junkie now that my vacation has fully started, well, you could be right. Time to go knit though, so see ya later. Here's a thought to leave you thinking ;^)
I have lived on the lip
of insanity, wanting to know reasons,
knocking on a door. It opens.
I've been knocking from the inside!