Solitude Wool: new vendor at Falls Church farmers market, etc
First, our big news! We are really excited and proud to be new vendors at the Falls Church (Virginia) farmers market. This Saturday is our first time. We have made a few trips in in preparation and I can tell you it is a really, really nice market. There are several vendors we know from Dupont, but there are quite a few we didn’t know, including a vendor that makes mini-donuts right there (so dangerous!). I also got really great strawberries. The hours for Summer are 8:00am to noon, directions on the web site link above. I think the plan is for us to be on the grass at the front of the market but I won’t know until we get there. Do look for us! say hey!
Sunday we will be at the Dupont FreshFarm market as usual. And it is Mother’s Day! All you knitting, corcheting, spinning and felting mothers; wouldn’t you love a present of local yarn or spinning fiber? All you children of those mothers, consider a beautiful bouquet of skeins of yarn for your treasured mom. We are bringing lots of beautiful yarns this week to both markets:
• Border Leicester sport yarn in two undyed and many natural dyed colors
• Icelandic yarn in lots of undyed and several natural dyed colors
• Romney in four undyed and quite a few synthetic dyed colors
• Shropshire double twist, white and dyed
• Shropshire baby yarn, white and dyed
• Alpaca Merino lace weight in undyed black and a few dyed-in-the-wool colors
• Targhee 3-ply in white and dyed colors
• Roving: many breeds and colors including our new Cotswald pin drafted that is really beautiful
Brief report from Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival:
1. It was a great weekend, the weather much better than forecast (thank you!) and we were thrilled to see lots of old friends and meet many new ones.
2. Cindy O’Neill won a 3rd place ribbon for the crocheted capelet (her original design) made with our Border Leicester yarn and a first for another piece too. Congratulations Cindy!
3. I got my Knitter’s Life List signed by Gwen Steege (again!, thanks Gwen)
4. Rebecca Fox won the “Freddie” award for the weaver of the most unusual handwoven article in the Skein and Garment show with her blanket (mostly Solitude Wool yarns in warp and weft). Congratulations Rebecca!
5. We got to pick up two, freshly spun for us, yarns from mills: Green Mountain Spinnery and Battenkill Fibers. Thank you for saving us shipping costs! Look for these new yarns this summer…
6. Sue met a very fine Clun Forest ram:
I believe we are purchasing his fleece…can hardly wait to get enough wool for another batch of Clun Forest yarn.
Thank you all for reading this and supporting us! We appreciate you!