Friday, May 20, 2011


How would you like to win 8 skeins of our yarn, in a brand new colorway of your invention, and named by you? That's the prize! Now, here are the rules:

Knit or crochet a one-skein project using our worsted weight 60/40 blend. The yarn may be purchased from us at the farm store, online, or from one of our retailers listed below, or it may come from your existing stash of Good Karma yarn.

Spruce & Guss  Bar Harbor, ME
Yarning for You San Marcos, CA
The Yarn Garden Littleton, NH
Baadeck Yarns Baddeck, Nova Scotia, Canada

You can knit up our new Nautilus Scarf pattern, or use any pattern of your choice, but it needs to use one skein. Don't worry if it's not the full 210 yards. We won't be weighing the entries.

If fact, all you need to do is send us a photo, via email, with your name, contact phone number and your own email address, along with the name of the pattern you used. DIdn't use a pattern? Great! Let us know that, too.

We are looking forward to sharing your photos on the Web, here, on Facebook, and on Ravelry. It'll be fun to see what you all come up with!

If you would prefer we keep your name private, let us know. We do need your contact information so we can inform you if you win! Images should be jpegs with a maximum size of 1000 pixels. If you are unsure about the photo size/format, contact us.

You can enter as many projects with photos as you like. Each entry gives you another chance to win.

One name will be chosen at random from all entries.

Entries will be accepted until midnight on July 15th.

The winning name will be chosen at random the following day, July 16th.

The winner must reside in the U.S. or Canada or agree to pay the postage to receive their prize.

Good luck!

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Nautilus Scarf

This new colorway of yarn inspired me. It reminded me of our Belfast coastline - blue water and pebbles, bits of crumbled old sidewalk, and foundations of buildings never built or built long ago. I set out to make a one skein project, and having made quite enough fingerless mitts for a while, a scarf was in order, a long scarf, one that was perhaps more decorative than useful.

I wanted the form to look organic, and indeed, it felt like the scarf was growing right off my knitting needles. Alas, it was not true, for I still had to knit 210 yards of yarn!

I'm not complaining. It was fun, but not as much fun as we had playing with it!

All coiled up, it looks like it might have grown here, along with the lichen:

And yes, it functions quite well as a scarf. Amy will be happen that I've cropped out her face to give you this close-up:

The pattern is here. It's oh-so easy to knit, even though, no, it doesn't magically knit itself. If we find out otherwise, we'll let you know!