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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.
A day in the life of a wool mill operator (Ben) - where did my day go?
When our days just don't go according to plan...
Custom Processing - What you need to know
Whether you are a large-scale sheep operation or a small hobby farm, questions arise such as “how can I bring more value to my wool clip” or “what is the best product to make with my fiber”.  I get asked these questions more times than I can count and decided it was time to put a blog together that highlights some of the key points to consider on your journey to the creation of a quality, custom product whether it be roving, yarn, a finished blanket, hat, sweater, or other apparel. 
Laramie - MMW Yarn RenEWE
A wonderful Rambouillet wool yarn.  Check out our "Laramie" renEWE for yarn information, patterns, and more.
20,000 LIKES
Today I realized that we are very close to having 20,000 Facebook Likes!  Wow!  20K likes in 2020! We want to celebrate the moment we get there with something fun for everyone, so how about a SALE!   20% off everything...
Breed Spotlight: Suffolk
  Mountain Meadow Wool (MMW) Highlights the Breed Suffolk, Surprise Co. a Suffolk Breeder and a Cooperative Project with Gist Yarn and Fiber and Weaver Liz Gipson using MMW’s Suffolk Yarn in a Weave Along! Suffolk sheep are a hardy...
Sheridan - MMW Yarn Renewe Campaign
 Welcome to our yarn celebration!  We started this journey 12 years ago and we are excited to “renewe” our wonderful yarns over the months ahead.  Join us on our journey through Wyoming to discover the towns our yarns were...
Burma to Buffalo! Bringing Business Back to America
Burma to Buffalo Mountain Meadow Wool Bringing Business Back to America by Kelsey Hostetler Over the years big businesses have been leaving American soil and taking up roots in foreign countries where the prices are cheaper and labor is more...
"Busy"ness as usual
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...
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...
Meet the Yarn: Mountain Meadow Wool Alpine
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...
Working with Wool in the Summer
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...
Travel Plans and Projects
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...
Shawls in Mountain Meadow Wool yarns
It's Shawl Season! Spring showers may bring the flowers, but it's always a good idea to have a shawl handy for those cooler moments in the day! Mountain Meadow Wool yarns are perfect choices for your spring shawl knitting and crochet...
Natural and Neutral
Consider a Natural Color Are you always using the same colors in your projects? While you may love purple with a passion, or grab every shade of green, natural yarns are not to be overlooked! All of the Mountain Meadow...