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"Busy"ness as usual

Posted by Karen Hostetler on

Something about spring, the warm breeze, the splash of green that now covers everything in sight, the migrating birds, the buzz of bees, all brings about a since of excitement and energy after a long winter.  Freshly shorn wool has been arriving almost daily and our wool storage is bursting with this year’s clip.  Mama Bird (aka a Karen) has left the nest for a well-deserved week of vacation and she is sorely missed.  In a small family run business anyone’s absence leaves a big void and we are anxiously awaiting her return J.  I am also reminded this week...

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Chargeurs R&D and Trips for Knitters!

Posted by Karen Hostetler on

Chargeurs R&D and Trips for Knitters!

A busy week at the mill.  I made a visit to Chargeurs Wool Scouring in South Carolina, the last commercial top making facility in the US.  We ran a prototype production run of our combed top through their superwash system (process for making wool machine washable).  The project is for an up and coming sock company, Fishhook Socks, based out of South Dakota!  Rancher Wade Kopren is spearheading this effort to bring added value to his ranch operation.  It was great to get to work with the expertise at Chargeurs and we are hopeful that this is the beginning of...

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Meet the Yarn: Mountain Meadow Wool Alpine

Posted by Karen Hostetler on

Have you encountered Mountain Meadow Wool Alpine yet? Alpine is a Mountain Merino 3ply DK-weight, worsted-spun yarn. Swatch with it and you'll notice the wonderful stitch definition and cushiony bounce! Members of the Legacy Yarn Club received two skeins of Alpine in the August shipment. Here are a few pattern ideas to inspire you to pick up your knitting needles for a new fall project! Knitting Patterns in Mountain Meadow Wool Alpine Eight patterns calling for Alpine are available through Ravelry. Top row, left to right, Golden Check Infinity Scarf (free), Beyond the Wall Cowl (free), Wood Sorrel, Tilbury Mittens, Grey...

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Working with Wool in the Summer

Posted by Karen Hostetler on

Knit and crochet with wool in the summer Summer is here and when you are on the go, make sure to bring your Mountain Meadow Wool yarn and projects with you! The projects you start today will be the ones you reach for in the fall and winter, for yourself or as gifts. Today we'd like to remind you that yes, you can work with wool in the summer! Ravelry projects knit in Mountain Meadow Wool yarns If you will be working inside with the air-conditioning on, you may welcome a pile of wool in your lap for a blanket...

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Travel Plans and Projects

Posted by Karen Hostetler on

Take it to go! Are you making travel plans for the summer? Will the first item you pack be your knitting or crochet projects? We have a few projects ideas in Mountain Meadow Wool yarns that are good for travel and work up relatively quickly! Straight-forward accessory projects in a few skeins of Mountain Meadow Wool yarn The patterns here call for just a few skeins of Mountain Meadow Wool yarn. Enjoy working on your next favorite accessory or start a stockpile for holiday gifts! From left to right: Laura Cameron's Wood Sorrel cowl in Alpine (2 skeins), Marie Segares'...

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