Winter Beauty

Tomorrow marks the Winter Solstice and the official beginning of Winter. Here at the farm we like to mark the first day of winter, whether it’s a hike in the woods, late night star gazing, or getting up in the middle of the night to catch a total lunar eclipse.

While many people (myself included) will rave about the fresh green growth each Spring, or the end of a heat wave in Autumn, Winter has its own charms. This is my quiet time of the year usually and I find many good hours are spent in front of the fire knitting when it’s too blustery to be outside for long periods. Now is when I rekindle urges to knit socks, mittens and hats.

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To celebrate the Winter season this year I’ve added a few new yarns in thicker weights. Both are luxurious 50/50 wool/silk blends. One is a single ply worsted weight, about 219 yds per skein. The other is a 2 ply DK weight, about 270 yards per skein. Both yarns have the deep sheen that we knitters enjoy whenever we encounter a yarn with that much silk, but they also have the warmth factor for which merino is much applauded.

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I’ve just begun dyeing the heavier yarns so you’ll see a few new colorways now and several more in the next two – three weeks.  The yarns can be located on the Worsted and DK Silk/Merino Shop page. These have already had a little test run on my own needles and I’d love to show you what I’ve knit from them – but the projects are part of my holiday stealth knitting and I don’t want to give anything away before Santa makes an appearance. You understand right?

There are also some new additions to the Lost City Silk lineup,  and the Oklahoma Merino, and a few new things in the Sock Yarn department as well.

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Beauties from the Wool/Silk DK & Worsted Shop
Happy Winter my friends!
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