Friday, June 25, 2010

Sam the Ram Stuffed Sheep

Sam the Ram is back!! He is really handsome with his aran patterned knit fleece, of course all of Sam is knitted and then stuffed.

After several requests we now have the pattern booklet in stock. Just wanted to show him off to everyone . Sorry for the pun but sheep shows are in full swing now.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


A year ago two great friends brought a beautiful potted plant with one huge blue, almost purple, blossom. It usually is futile to try and plant them outside with our winters but I always have to try. This time it took, gloriously. I did use an acid fertilizer to make the blossoms blue but either too late or all the rain has washed the acid part away cause the blossoms seem to be all pink. Pink or blue it is growing so very well and so pretty.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

WWKIP Kalamazoo, MI

Had a great time with the World Wide Knit In Public held today at Erebelli's in Kalamazoo. It was sponsored by Kazoo Yarnies with hostess Beth Pulsipher shown on the left talking to part of the group.

Stitches in limbo.
Studying that design.
Showing how much fun we all had.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Podcast: New Way to Enjoy my Fiber World

Last week CoggieTM and LorrieU visited the farm, we had a great time talking about different things in the shop, saw the sheep in the field and laughed alot. CoggieTM has a podcast, The High Fiber Diet where she talks about knitting, crochet, spinning, dieting, food, family and fiber fun. Podcasts are not new, just to me. I don't have an MP3 or Iphone so had to listen on my computer.

It was so fun to listen to her talk about her life and her loves. She has such a comfortable, conversational way of talking that it was almost as if she were still sitting on the shop sofa. CoggieTM interviewed me for her podcast which she posted last night. I certainly did talk alot and I hope her listeners will find it interesting..

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Lilac Heather Baby Sweater

Stephanie Ruff of California sells hand dyed fiber/ yarn and handknit baby items. She sent me this photo of the darling baby sweater she knit from our Lilac Heather. I think her knitting is so well done and am certainly pleased that she chose our yarn to make this. Just had to share it.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Helmet Liner Special Delivery by coggietm

Two gals from Ravelry, KaRi, known as coggietm and Lorrie, known as lorrieu came to the shop, we had a great time and you will hear more about that later.

KaRi's husband was deployed earlier this month and the knitting goddess took advantage of that information to arrange a serendipity event. I was delayed in sending the latest helmet liners to Texas...but KaRi is going to visit her husband before he is sent to she will personally deliver them. Lorrie is modeling one, I think she needs the size smaller.

I thoroughly enjoyed having them visit the shop and appreciate KaRi taking care of the helmet liners, but more importantly I am so thankful for the service her husband is doing for us. This is his 3rd deployment.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Merino Rambouillet Roving Fiber Special

It is time to weigh and package this year's shearing for your spinning or felting creations. Our flock's fiber blend of merino and rambouillet breeds spins quickly for me even though I am definitely not a good spinner. I prefer to wet felt the fiber into thin, flowing fabric or sometimes with several layers make it heavier and hard enough for water to bead on the finished piece. Suzanne Pufpaff washes our fleeces and cards them into roving or batts at her fiber mill so this is another "All Michigan Made" item from our farm shop.

Some of last year's roving is still available and to make space, the 2009 roving is now on special at $4.00 for a 2 ounce bag. When you go to the web page of our natural roving and top, you will see a box labeled Coupon Code; enter 2009 before you click on the button to Add Roving to Cart and you will get the special price of $4.00. If you don't enter the code, you will receive the 2010 roving at the regular price of $5.00.