07 January, 2008

keeping warm...

dear friends ~

welcome to my little blog.  i hope to share little bits of myself with you here and hope that you visit often.  i wanted to start by letting you know about my passion for knitting and waldorf philosophy.  and about my little shop on etsy.com where i sell natural fiber hats for children...

knitting is a daily rhythm for me, as well as a creative inspiration.  and, indeed, it gives me a great sense of joy and comfort.  but more importantly, i feel very strongly about keeping babies and children warm.  young children do not have a fully developed sense for temperature (their own or that around them) so they are dependent on us to dress them appropriately.  and since the majority of warmth leaves via the head, this means keeping their head covered.  rudolf steiner, the founder of waldorf education and it's inherent philosophy, believed that one of the most critical gifts we can give a child is to ensure they have sufficient warmth by keeping their head covered...which 'keeps the inner soul warm'. and that natural fibers should be used, as they hold living properties and are comforting and soothing to the young child. whether it be warm and cozy wool in the fall and winter months, luxurious silk in the spring, or crisp cotton in the summer time...nothing protects more or feels as good as natural fibers.




the pilot cap or helmet style of hat that i offer in my shop is my very favorite.  and i find it the most protective and easy to use.  a simple tie under the chin keeps it secure and little ears covered.  i offer these handknitted hats in a variety of the highest quality natural fibers.  and in sizes newborn to age 3-4 years.  if you are looking for a particular fiber or size, please feel free to inquire.  i welcome custom orders!

yours in warmth,

shelley

3 comments:

FairiesNest said...

Welcome to Blogland! Your blog looks wonderful, I especially love your banner.

shelley said...

thanks, fairiesnest!

Grace said...

Hi, Shelley! Just wanted to pop in and let you know that your blog and hats are all fantastic!

Also, what is the name of that font that you used in your banner?(I always call it the Waldorf font, but what is it really?)