May Top of the Month Club 2016
In 1989, we experienced a winter very much like this past one mild, with only a few episodes of real wintery weather. We had many 65 degree days and even some days in the 70s. By the end of January, both the First Breath of Spring and the early daffodils were blooming. The peach trees were in full bloom by the second week of February, and one of the redbud trees bloomed in mid-March.
I remember that winter so clearly because everything here was new to us; we had just moved to the farm in January and we were expecting our second child. Each blooming flower, shrub, and tree brought us closer to the moment in early April that we were most anticipating. During the last week of March, the dogwood trees bloomed. On April 3rd, the apple tree buds were swollen, but still closed. By the morning of April 4, the apple tree blossoms had gone from closed to open; and finally, that evening, our son Noah was born.
His birth year turned out to be a unique one. The following year, we were totally surprised that neither the dogwoods nor the apple trees were in bloom on Noahs birthday. During the last 27 years, we have had a few early springs, and the dogwoods have twice bloomed during the first week of April. But this year is the first time since 1989 that our apple trees have been in full bloom on April 4th. Welcome to Early Blooming, our May Top of the Month Club!
Our wool this month is Blueface Leicester. BFL has compelling luster, easy spin-ability, and it will spin into a the broad range of different yarns.
Merino/TussahSilk, 80/20, is a wondrously versatile blend; it will spin into a luxe yarn with plenty of bounce at almost any grist.
Our companion tonal is During the Day. It is available through the link in your shipping notice and it is also available in our Etsy shop.