Keeping Warm With Wool

Last week it was cold outside- well, it should be after all, it is January ! While I was shoveling it occurred to me that my mother is still keeping me warm. She has been gone since 1999, yet still she cares for me. Wearing wool mittens that she knit when I was probably in college, my fingers kept very toasty and warm. Wearing a waterproof over- mitt kept the mittens dry, although they may have stayed dry without that. That’s the thing with wool- it is very hard for water to penetrate.

There are other ways she keeps me warm too- wool sweaters that she knit years upon years ago. They are still look very much the same as the day they were knit. You can an image here if you are interested from a previous post. twocatsanddoghooking.com/long-line-of-makers-of-things/

Natural materials – wool from the source

Using natural products, like wool, are the reason these sweaters and mittens are still around- still reminding me of her sitting in her special chair- knitting away in the evenings while my father watched tv.

Thats’ the thing- heritage ways of doing things- the knitting, the rug hooking, the cooking, whatever it may be- isn’t that often times the best way? These things have stood the test of time. Just like rugs of old, mittens and sweaters. Keeping us cozy – warming the floors, maybe the walls.

Here is a great article about the benefits of wool fibers and how to spin if you are interested- you can read it here in this link from Homestead.org

New products using wool