Saturday, November 24, 2012

Spinning is Beautiful

My husband took this lovely picture this morning of the spindle spinning. It looks as beautiful as I imagined.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A little Spindle Spinning

It seems that spinning came back into my life. I am having a wonderful time spinning some Merino/Silk top on a drop spindle.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Our American Yarn Family

I was talking to my daughter a while back. She lives in France with her husband and her son, and like me she is a knitter. My daughter and I are fortunate enough to be able to talk everyday, and our conversations inevitably involve knitting. My daughter has always been an inspiration to me, and once again she inspired me.

She had been looking for projects to knit as Christmas gifts. She found a pattern on Ravelry, Demoiselle Arc-en-Ciel, by De Rerum Natura. She ordered the yarn for the project from De Rerum Natura. When she got the yarn, and as she knit the project, she shared with me her delight with the yarn. The yarn was soft, beautifully spun, affordable, and of course a local product, from sheep raised in France.

I decided I would knit my next project using an American made yarn. I went to my favorite Boston yarn stores and though they have the loveliest selection of yarns to chose from, I only found a few skeins of the American made yarn I was longing for. I went home, and started researching. In the process of researching American made yarns I discovered so many family-owned businesses, from the smallest to the biggest ones, all passionate about their yarns, that I thought I should write about each one of these companies, their yarns and of course design projects for them and knit with them. I look forward to telling the stories of our American Yarn Family.

So if you are an American yarn producer, and your yarn is spun from sheep raised in the US, and/or is spun here in the US, and you would like me to write about your yarn business, or if you are a reader and know about a lovely American made yarn you would like to recommend, please contact me.