It won’t be long and we’ll be into the 2019 Sheep and Wool Show Season. While I’m enjoying my time off from the rigors of our hectic show season, I am looking forward to getting back on the road again. Not to mention seeing all our wonderful customers….the best part of being a vendor.
At the end of last season we introduced quite a few new colorways and this year we look forward to having new samples using these yarns. Look for a new shawl pattern in the our Merino/Yak fingering weight dyed in “Toys in the Attic” as the main color, with a graduated stripe in our English BFL fingering weight in “Goldfinger” and a border in our new Merino/Silk fingering in “Starry Night”.
In the Shaker Textile Boxes we will have a new combination of woods in the #4 Yarn Carrier….Black Walnut with a figured Maple top. Please see the photos above as they scroll by. Of course, we will have our regular Cherry with Cherry tops, Maple tops, Lacewood tops, etc.
Hopefully we will be broadening our line of Louet Kollage Square Knitting Needles. We carry the cable needles and the interchangeable sets, but look for us to carry double point needles as well.
We look forward to seeing all our old friends and making some new ones during this coming show season. Please check our schedule to see when we will be near you.
A new colorway for 2018! 8:00 am…..It was snowing; I took the batch of freshly dyed yarn off the clothes line and loaded them up in the laundry room. They must have been relatively dry before the snow began because they felt dry in no time. I took the arm load of yarn and laid it on the kitchen work table in a heap and just looked at them for a while. What did it remind me of? My mom’s jeans. They must have been from the late 1930’s or early 1940’s. They were cool…..worn denim color, with that faded orangish-brown thread detail. I wore them regularly at one time, but kept them because they were slightly baggy, with rolled up legs; capri length on me, but probably longer on my mom. Maybe the best name for this yarn is “Mom’s Old Jeans”.
Haven’t done up a sample in this color yet, but I will.
A new year and a new website. As I slowly get my website up and running again, you’ll have to excuse this construction phase. Our first website involved hundreds of hours of work. We lost all our text in the crash, but were able to salvage many of our photographs. However, it will take some time to input all our products so if you have any questions, please contact me via email.
Another note to pass on, I will be at the 2018 Farm Show in Harrisburg, PA helping out with demonstrations for Wednesday’s Sheep to Shawl competition. We will be there all day the 10th of January, so please stop by and say hello.
As always I thank you for your interest and support, and wish everyone a Happy 2018.