going local

I visited the farmers’ market over the weekend and stumbled upon some lovely local yarn.
Cindy’s Treasures yarn is not only handspun and hand-dyed from her own fiber animals, but the ranch is just a couple of miles up the road in Kalama.  (I heard Kalama High School was filmed for the Twilight movies.  Don’t know if that’s just hearsay, though.)
I picked out two skeins (about 200 yards each) of fingering-weight 85/15 wool/angora blend  in a natural color.  It’s so soft and lovely, I’m mulling over my shawl options.  If you’re in the area, I’d definitely recommend checking out her stuff: she has some lovely hand-dyed yarns, sock yarn, chunkier handspun … lots of options for such a small operation.
Speaking of shawls, the Wool Peddler shawl is going slowly.  In fact, though it has grown some, it still looks about the same:

wool peddler's

Unfortunately, kidsilk haze, wonderful as it is, does not lend itself to knitting while reading.  So thin and wispy, it just leads to disaster.  So, as I’m at home to work, this hasn’t been getting tons of attention.  Oh well.  Needs must and all of that.

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One thought on “going local

  1. Hooray for local wool — this stuff even looks soft. And you can knit while you read? Man, I’m jealous.

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