Shetland Sheep: Rich in History, Rich in Textiles

Shetland Sheep: Rich in History, Rich in Textiles! Our farm mission is to enjoy and promote the wonderful diversity of the Shetland breed by fully utilizing to the best of our ability all they have to offer historically. We believe the best preservation and management of this breed includes it's full spectrum of history. We encourage old and new shepherds alike to join in the fun by engaging in fiber arts, especially spinning and knitting, as this breed is so intimately linked with those aspects of the arts.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My Wheel is Whirling for Knitters!

Blue Ribbon Hand SpunMittens!

Things have finally settled down after the excitement of fair!  We have caught up on sleep, mowing, and we've gotten re-aquainted with everybody here at the farm.  There were lots of backs to scratch, chins to tickle, and basic clean-up to do such as sweeping cobwebs, weeding, and restocking feed supplies.  Thank you notes have been sent out, pictures taken, and finally, the dust has settled!  

So!  Back to my wheel!  It's whirling full speed to Z's as I strive to catch up.  Yarn has been selling fast despite the heat and drought of this summer and I need to get skeins stocked up again.  This week, I'll be bringing the color you see above, as well as more of the popular purple!  These sell fast so if you've been looking for these colors, don't wait!  I hope to have more as fall progresses.  If you'd like more of Claire's Marigolds, please let me know as it is now all sold out.  I'm hoping to start working on Posie's fleece this week, and I'll have more scarf yarn ready to go.  Stop by to see all of our other pretty colors!  With fall fast approaching, we are ready with lovely blacks that pair so beautifully with other natural colors or dyed colors in mittens, half mitts, scarves, hats and sweaters!

I'll leave you with a photo of Lacey's lovely blue ribbon yarn!  She's Lil' Rainbow's ewe lamb who has grown up into a lovely ewe herself, with longish wavy wool that is oh so soft!  She was born moorit (chocolatey brown) but will fade up the musket favorite!  Some of her skeins are left, and will be available this weekend.  Enjoy!

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