Thursday, March 17, 2011

Lots o' stuff going on!

You can read Clara Parkes' take on our 60/40 wool/alpaca yarn and a bit about Belfast, Maine over at Knitter's Review.  We do want to clarify a misperception that was in the review (as happy as we were to see it): all the wool in our yarn does not come from island sheep. The wool in our Secret Island 6-color does.

This coming Tuesday, March 22nd, we'll be having a knitting night at the farm starting at 7:00 p.m. Bring your knitting, your spinning wheels, or what have you. We'll have some of Jim's new spindles available for you to try your hand at.

Amy used her camera to make a little movie of Julie spinning on one earlier today:

Julie will be teaching an introduction to lace knitting workshop at the Treetop Zen Center on April 23rd. You don't have to be a Buddhist to take the class!

The following Saturday, April 30th, we'll be having a Build-a-Batt day from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Folks will have an opportunity to, well, build their own batts. For $50, you can pick your own dyed or natural colored sheep and alpaca fleece, and see your  custom made 8-ounce batt carded right before your eyes. You'll have complete freedom to make them how you want - multi-colored side-by-side, layered, filled with extras (at extra charge) or plain. Bring your wheels and friends, and make a day of it. Hopefully, it'll be feeling like spring by then.