Tuesday, January 10, 2012

On The Road!

This weekend, I’ll be heading to NYC to Vogue Knitting Live where I’ll be selling my handpainted yarns at the Yellowfarm & Company’s booth in the Marketplace. The booth (1016-1018) is on the first level, near the Yarn Tasting lounge. I’m really excited to have this time to meet with people, talk fiber, and spend time with friends.   Peace, Love & Yarn will be offering fingering weight yarns in a rainbow of color, great for socks or (my favorite) lace!

There will also be a teaser of our new DK weight yarn.  This has been in the works for a while and we're really thrilled with the result.  Battenkill Fibers in Greenwich, NY has custom spun a blend of 50% alpaca/50% wool for us - all fibers sourced locally.  This line is called "Stone Soup", for my favorite folktale, in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts - a perfect analogy for this yarn.

Our new offerings tie in with the focus of the Yellowfarm's theme of "Local".  Virginia owns the Yellowfarm and raises prize-winning Wensleydale and Teeswater sheep.  Locks, roving and yarns from the farm will be in abundance.  Cece raises of flock of Jacob sheep and has created beautiful hats (and kits) using lockspun yarns created from the fibers of her own sheep and from Virginia's flock as well.  She will be demonstrating spinning throughout the weekend.  And there will be other goodies as well...

We hope to keep the “Buy Local” spirit alive and well. Small farms, fiber mills, indie dyers and artisans of all types rely on the connections we make locally and out on the road to sustain our businesses.

 Please stop by to say hello if you’re attending this event - we'd love to meet you!  And you never know what new things we can add to your fiber addiction!

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