Big weekend— Sat: Uniquities, Sun: Dupont
the wonderful part of growing things is you get enjoy them so many times: anticipate how great they will be, then appreciate them at their peak…and again when you get to eat…or dye with them! This year’s daffodils will get put to use very soon, but as you fiber folks know, textile arts require many steps and mucho time to finish (slow yarn!). If you want to knit in season though, you’re in luck. There are daffodil dyed yarns available in the Border Leicester/Leicester Longwool, the Icelandic, and one skein in the Border Leicester sport.
This Saturday, St. Patrick’s day, we will be in Vienna Virginia at the Community Center for the Uniquities Fiber Farmers Market. This is a gem of an event. Do you want to get to know the growers of natural fibers in the DC fiber shed? This is the best place to start. We are going to have a guest with us this Saturday, Kathy Owens, a new knitwear designer. Kathy is almosty ready to publish several patterns (they are in the final editing stages). Three of the patterns were developed with Solitude yarns and Kathy is offering them (draft previews) free with a yarn purchase from us. Too nice of her! They are good patterns.
Then Sunday we will be at the Dupont FreshFarm Market in DC. Even though it is feeling like summer…it is still the winter market and hours are 10am to 1pm. We will pare down our offerings a little (Sue and I couldn’t fit in the booth last time), but are still trying to figure out how to bring it all…
Hope to see you this weekend, or via the website!