Posted on July 14 2015
My hands start a rhythm up, down, slide, click. Christmas is being sung in by Bing Crosby and hopes of gingerbread houses, spices and flour have sat patiently on our counter for three days. I've kneaded the dough and floured the counter for yummy fluffy gooey cinnamon rolls. Our house will smell like heaven soon. It's still dark and my cup is full (literally FULL of hot coffee strong cowgirl coffee) and I desperately need a break from the snowy white Christmas stockings I'm knitting now even in my dreams. Last night I eagerly drove to the shop for an after hours "yarn opening". Two smallish boxes with sweet pen from the sender The Brave Little Thread. A brand I have anticipated with honest excitement. My hands touched every skein and my eyes could not get enough of the handsome leather labels Gina's Hubby, Phil, lovingly helped her hand stamp.
Gina is a young artist who has a passion for creating beautiful things. Dyeing, knitting, and spinning are only a pinch of the talents this amazing woman can produce at any inspired moment.
"It is all my pleasure to plunge my hands into the raw earth and bring out something useful and captivating. Harvesting, spinning & dyeing have all become such a brilliantly happy part of this voyage for me. It is all such an ADVENTURE, and has wrought such courage in me." -Gina ZahnI just love the way she writes!! With one babe on her hip and another at her feet, Gina makes time to dye her yarns and create her ready made knits for her etsy shop.
I'm so excited to have this yarn in my lap and knitting for my baby. And I am ever MORE excited to be the first shop to carry this super cool yarn. Gina is making that exciting move from 'out of the kitchen' to into your local Yarn shop (Knitterly in Petaluma) I am knitting a lovely hat with the sock weight yarn doubled. Its soft, easy to knit and holds pretty stitch definition. The Brave Little Thread makes a beautiful shawl, scarf or wrap... The perfect ribbed hat or cabled scarf. I will share my hat as soon as it is finished. Come into Knitterly to get your own taste of Brave. You will love every minute of knitting with this hand dyed (soft as a cloud) artisan yarn.Follow her insta feed and fall in love with her words and photos of her beautiful family and impeccable knits. And follow @Laughing_Alegra_Artistry to see the hat I am knitting in the sock yarn Thank you Gina for being a part of our Knitterly yarn family Happy knitting xx Ash