‘Poems’ To Emily Dickinson’s Home

A sweater knit of Poems by Universal Yarn in the “Peacock” colorway – part of a yarn review – draws comments wherever we go. Inspired by that beauty, we took to the road to visit the home of Emily Dickinson, one of the world’s greatest poets.
Visiting Amherst, Massachusetts and The Homestead, where the poet lived and wrote and gardened, a visitor can walk in her footsteps – or pause to look out the windows where her thoughts became poetry captured by pen on paper. The house and grounds are relics themselves, open for those revel in her writing.

“A poet’s work is to name the unnameable, point at frauds, take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it from going to sleep,” according to author Salamon Rushdie.
Emily Dickinson loved this, her home in Amherst.
And Emily Dickinson certainly did all of those and more as she filtered the world through her genius which went nearly unnoticed during her lifetime on earth.

Note: A is for Amherst, as seen on the weathervane atop the town hall offices (above) against a November sky on a pilgrimage inspired by a yarn called Poems. Emily Dickinson wrote ‘I dwell in Possibility –‘ and a trip to her home was a gift brought on by knitting. Collections kept by the Amherst College include copious materials by and about Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson. (Robert Frost taught there for years.) Coming up in Part Two, the “Poems” yarn review (how this 100% wool roving-like color-changer knits up, wears and felting capability) along with an interview with Michael del Vecchio, creative director at Universal Yarn (and a designer).
Yarn with natural dyes. Moo Dog Knits Magazine.
Also, version two of a large-size Boston terrier sweater.

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