Before Christmas, 2012, I sent a shaela Shetland skein of thick and thin yarn I had spun to our God-daughter and niece, Leslie. At the time she was living in Namibya, Africa, with her husband and their 3 young children. Last spring they moved back to the U.S. and settled in Virginia, so the yarn has traveled right along with Leslie. Leslie wisely experimented with quite a few needle sizes, swatches, and patterns before she settled decided what to make, and here she is, modeling the hat and cowl she created with this yarn. It looks great-- nice and warm for this cold winter. Now I'd like to do a set for myself, but at the moment, I'm just finishing up something warm and cozy for my brother's birthday in early March. I think I will finish it today.
Jeanne Dukerschein loves animals and also has enjoyed lifelong interests in fiber arts, nature, and writing. In 2006, she learned to spin her own yarns and purchased her first Shetland ewe. Her poetry and fiber art, as well as her 20-year career as a freshwater biologist, carry common themes of nature, ecology, and