This merino sock yarn by Bluestocking Yarns is dreamier in person, and so very soft - I found myself petting it. Paula didn't seem to mind. I love that she is featuring the work of local artists.
This skein was locally grown and hand dyed just down the road from White Barn. It's a generous 200+ yards of muted juicy wool from Full Moon Farm. I'm thinking hat.
Paula also stocks commercial yarns-to-die-for. This little gem jumped into my bag -
I had to leave so many of its brothers and sisters behind, but I'm reconsidering. I might have to take another drive over to White Barn Farm and adopt some of the Jawoll siblings!
I've been thinking about how important it is, and gratifying, to shop locally. I want my neighbors to fall in love with the amazing resources found in our own backyards - to help sustain and bolster, to protect our riches. To that end I am proudly displaying this sentiment on my vehicle - a first for me (I have always preferred the un-adorned bumper)
We can make a perceptible difference. Paula's own cormo fiber will be available in a few months and I can hardly wait! Luckily, I have projects to keep myself occupied with until then.
We haven't had any rain. The hoses and I are reestablishing our abiding relationship-
And as always -
My efforts are rewarded!