Solitude Wool last Dupont Market until late August
Oh man, it’s Summer! Still have a few hours of Spring left, and actually it doesn’t feel horrible yet, but it’s coming…
I was out at first light firing up the dye pots and rinsing yarn dyed yesterday, Sue is washing (and drying at lightning speed) just sheared llama fleeces (they stick to you in this weather…Sue says she is covered) but, the animals are cooled out, hanging around napping in the shade. It’s best not to consider who is smarter sometimes.
This Sunday we finish up our Spring market season at the Dupont FreshFarm Market in DC. I haven’t heard or looked at the forecast, hoping it’s cooler!
We are going to bring:
• Border Leicester sport weight (nature dyed)
• Leicester Longwool/Border Leicester (nature dyed) (20% off)
• Shropshire baby yarn (20% off)
• Romney aran (couple new colors)
• Shropshire double twist
• Suffolk/Dorset boot sock (some new colors)
• Targhee 3 ply (some new colors…)
Market customers have had an advantage…because I have not updated the web site with all the new colors for way too long. But that is one thing that is going to change during our Summer market break! I will send an email out announcing updates! We have a big to-do list going…dyeing and preparing information for several new yarns: a new Targhee 2-ply, a Montadale baby yarn, A Montadale woolen spun heavy worsted yarn, a Romney variagated single…very interesting, and another single that is North Country Cheviot blended with Romney (weaving yarns!). What else? A Cotswold lace yarn and new breeds and dyed-in-the-wool colors of roving. Busy! And Sue is off to farms to buy more fleece! wash more fleece! go! go! No napping under the trees for us! We are also going to do some business planning (not as fun, but really important).
Coming up soon: The Tour de Fleece spin-along (we spin yarn during the Tour de France) check out the group on Ravelry, we have a team: Peace & Solitude. Starts Saturday June 30th
shortly to be followed by…Ravelympics. Yep, we will be knitting athletes. Again, it is a group on Ravelry and we have a team: Peace & Solitude. Cast on during the opening ceremonies!
Then our next outing will be the Uniquities Fiber Farmers Market on Saturday, July 21st at the Vienna Community Center in Vienna, Virginia. 1 pm to 5 pm in lovely air conditioning…
Hope to see you this Sunday at Dupont!