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The Lesson Of The Mittens
Here we are in March, a month that hints of spring out here on the high plains of Wyoming but can’t quite let go of winter.  We’ve had another week of that very thing.  The sun warms us up to...
University of Wyoming Blanket Throw Project
Manufactured by Mountain Meadow Wool Mill in Buffalo, WY, this woolen throw celebrates the sustainable, rugged fabric of the rural west.
Wool, Fire, and Drought
Wool, fire, and drought - how does weather effect our clothing?  Learn about some of the unique ways sheep keep cool and how that effects wool clothing as well.
Bison Pulling - a unique experience
Bison Pulling is an annual event at Mountain Meadow Wool Yes, it is as odd as it sounds.  Every year we are privileged with the opportunity to get up close and personal with several hundred of these 1,000 pound goliaths. ...
Creating a New Color
A lot of work goes into creating a custom yarn or a custom yarn color.  Here is the journey we took in creating our latest custom color:
Mountain Meadow Wool is offering a little “Community Restoration” project!
May Day is a long standing tradition of celebration and also has varied reasons for the celebration, however it all boils down to celebrating spring, flowers, and everyone coming out of winter “hibernation.”  As a child my 4-H Club would...
Knitting with Hand Dyed Yarns - Alternating Skeins
All of our yarn is hand-dyed.  Hand-dyed yarn will give you beautiful variations in your color.  Our semi-solid colors will have random irregularity because they are not dyed in large vats commercially.  Hand-dyed yarns can also give you an unwanted...
Legacy Yarn Club: What is it?
Something that has grown tremendously in the past few years is our Legacy Yarn Club. If you’re part of the yarn club, you know all about the subscription, but if you haven’t signed up, this will give you a better...
What is Lanolin and how is it used?
What is Lanolin and how is it used? Being a wool processing mill, we are all too familiar with lanolin and its properties. That’s a fascinating part about wool, it has so many versatile and technical benefits and the sheep...
Surviving the Birth of My Triplets
Some of you die-hard MMW fans may remember me from the blog “The knitter who doesn’t knit”. I’m Josh and I manage our social media and digital marketing efforts. I also just had triplets. I’d like to share the first...
Knitting to Reduce Stress
Therapeutic Knitting..... to Calm, Focus and Refresh!
The Skinny on Superwash and Non-Superwash Wool
Words to Increase You Wisdom from the Makers, Wool is an amazing fiber!  It is renewable, sheep grow a new fleece every year.  It is both wam and cool, an active fiber that reacts to changes in body temperature.  Wool...
Outdoor Wool Adventures - Kids in Yellowstone
A trip to Yellowstone with wool hoodies, bison, and grizzlies!
How to Ball a Hank of Yarn
4 Tips to ball your yarn Isn’t it exciting when you look in the mailbox and find your shipment of squishy, sheep smelling skeins of warmth and goodness!? If you are like me, you can’t wait to start casting on!...
A Reflection on Labor
2020 seems to be a year of turmoil, chaos, and catastrophe, but in many ways, it has also highlighted for us some of the deeper truths of life.  The value of family and friendships in a time of crisis.  The...
Why we love wool hoodies!
Wool is our pillar here at Mountain Meadow Wool. Everything we do revolves around wool; whether were talking with local ranchers or wholesaling our yarn to a local yarn store, or in production of our finished products, it’s all about...
The Anatomy of Wool
Wool is among the most versatile of natural fibers. Its amazing properties are well-known, but not found among many other natural fibers. The structure of a wool fiber consists of several different properties, each with unique functions.
Adjusting our Tours since the Covid-19 Pandemic
 Most of you may know, we used offer tours here at the wool mill every day at 1:30 pm and two times during the summer. This is how a typical tour would go: Watch two videos on the history...
What is your style of knitting?
I must be honest, I’m a little “ADD”.  You may think this is just something that kids struggle with but believe me it isn’t.  Here is an example of my ADD:  I’m cleaning my house, specifically the kitchen and I...
Sheep Breeds: What do you know about Wool?
Sheep Breeds: What do you know about Wool? Johnson County, Wyoming, like much of the rest of the state is largely rooted in the raising and rearing of sheep. Which as you know, and probably guessed, is an obvious reason...
The knitter who doesn't knit!
Well, my name is Josh and I’m the knitter who doesn’t knit. I’ve never picked up a knitting needle and to be honest, I didn’t even know what the term “Skien” even meant! Needless to say, Ben and Karen took a chance on hiring me.