Greetings from Woolen Moss!
Ahhh, fall! I know there are so many that cherish summer right to the last drop, but unless I am physically in the lake, I am not one of them. When I am hot, I cannot always cool down (unless I’m back in that lake). But when I am cold, there are wood stoves, and sweaters, and wooly skirts, and leg warmers, and so much more. Maybe that’s what led me to making woolen clothing? Not for my love of the cold, but for my love of warmth when it’s cold. So as the days grow cooler and the nights grow colder, my smile grows bigger.
This year I have some of my old standby, thick warm organic merino for sweaters and dresses. But I’ve also got a thin drapey organic merino that makes for excellent leggings and flowy skirts and tops. It can also be thrown in the wash (on gentle and preferably in a net bag) and it comes out even softer, with negligible shrinkage. What a joy it is to wrap oneself in light weight warmth. And the new leaf green, the blue yonder, and the ruby red will keep you summer lovers dreaming of spring all winter long.
But for now we prepare for the cold. We huddle together. We dream of warm fires. We reflect on friendship. We send out healing thoughts to those we love that need them. We prioritize. We do what needs to be done, and we return home with a sense of comfort. And each morning I pull on my favorite wool sweater, and wander into my living room. I stare at my woodstove longingly and whisper, “not yet, but soon”, as I wrap my fingers around my hot mug of tea.
Kate: This year’s new wool comes straight from New Zealand merino sheep. It is light weight yet warm, and softens with each washing. It is organic and Oeko-Tex certified (a global certification for clean processing standards). It comes in three new colors and drapes beautifully.
This weekend, Woolen Moss is generously offering the following gift to ONE lucky SouleMama reader:
It’s always the leggings right? Everyone loves a pair of warm wooly leggings to go under their skirts, dresses, or tunics. It’s how we winter lovers get through the day unscathed. Enjoy a pair in your color choice and your size.
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