Here in Indiana the autumn leaves are changing as the air turns cooler and the days grow shorter. Preparations are being made for the colder months. Handmade gifts are cast onto knitting needles, menus are being planned, and travel arrangements are being made. As much as I love this time of year, and everything that comes with it, this year I find that I long to be in another place on the other side of the planet.
The Rocking Yak is moving into a busy season. The villagers are coming in from working the fields. The yak fiber is being purchased & delivered to our precious spinners. The mountain sides are being combed for natural dye materials, and soon days will be spent dying, washing, and balling yarn. It is a lot of work for the few living and working on the Tibetan Plateau and I wish I was among them.