Are you ready? The Natural History of Knitting Yarn Adventure boxes should be hitting your mailboxes next week! We’ve been packing the boxes and putting all your goodies together and you’re really going to love this one. If you follow me on social media, you’ve probably seen some sneak peeks because I have a hard time not posting shots of whatever I’m working on. As soon as the boxes are all shipped, I’ll add the pattern to Ravelry and post the video lessons for the new project here on the Group Page.
We’ve also been working on your July package already. We’ll be in Lithuania for the first two weeks of July, so we are getting everything ready for that package so we can get them in the mail when we get back. This one’s special and has an extra nice touch that you’ll really enjoy.
Maria Merian didn’t draw monarchs, because they are North American butterflies. But we think about them a lot here in Vermont because we have milkweed growing all over the place. Some years we only see one or two monarchs all summer, but last year they were everywhere. I’m hoping for another good season this year because they’re beautiful and I think of them as the “canary in the coal mine” giving us notices on how much our planet has been poisoned by human activity. When it’s a good year for monarchs, I feel more hopeful.
Before we leave for our July trip (where we are hoping to find a special yarn for one of your winter shipments), Dom is also going to finish our new Dye Studio and Workshop so I can dye my little butt off in August and he can have a permanent home for his power tools and workbench so he can finish some indoor construction on the shop as well as some more outdoor stuff for the gardens.