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Maryland Sheep and Wool Next!!

Yes, MD sheep and wool is next Saturday and Sunday. So I’m in the middle of packing the truck to get going.

I’m about half done and expect to have it all packed up by late this afternoon.

SOOOO!! I’ll be putting the online shop in vacation mode.

Come to the festival and see us. We are in the Main Building! Our booth is C5. Where’s that? well enter the large open doorway and go into the right aisle. We are the a few booths down on the left. You won’t be able to miss us.

Be sure to show us what you have made with our yarn! It makes our day!!

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New Season of Podcast

This season is all about fibershed and slow fashion. I am researching some of the really hard questions about changing our wardrobes over to be more climate beneficial with mindfulness of equity and reducing waste. This first episode is about style. What is your style? Do you dress that way? Especially now as we are going back into the world, how do you want to clothe yourself to reflect your inner beauty? You can listen to the podcast here or your can subscribe on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. Or watch on Vimeo or YouTube.

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Last Podcast of Season 3: All That We’ve Learned about Creativity

We’ve talked about myths and realities of creativity. How it is our birthright. It is needed for balance. We talked about raising creative kids. I gave you a bunch of resources for creative books and podcasts. There were also 10 creative exercises to strengthen your creative muscle. Listen to the podcast here. Would you rather watch? Click here to watch in Vimeo.

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Some KAL Color Choices

Our Winter Hat KAL starts on February 4th. It coincides with the Winter Olympics. One of the most popular patterns this time is the Correlation Hat.

Correlataion Hat

This hat is made with one skein of our Synergy yarn. You can find it here. This is a merino farm yarn that is marled and when knit gives a gradient look as well. It looks handspun without all the work.

Here are some color choices:

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Shop Update: New Farm Yarn

I’ve just added a beautiful wool farm yarn. It’s called Fingal. Well it’s not really new, but I just realized that I still have a lot of this lovely yarn. This yarn is made from BFL (Blue Faced Leicester) wool from our farm and Grindstone Ridge Farm. I had this in the back of other yarn and I forgot about it.

Let me tell you about this yarn. It’s oh-so soft! It has a lot of luster from the BFL. This is a 2 ply worsted weight yarn. Each skein has 200 yards. And there are so many wonderful color choices right now. More colors to come as well.

This yarn will make lovely hats, mittens, cowls, and sweaters.

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It’s Time to Take Care of Your Spinning Wheel

When fall turns to winter, it’s time to get out your wheel and do some maintenance. If fact at each change of seasons you should do some care and feeding of your equipment.

What should you do?

  1. Change the leaders on your bobbins
  2. Oil all the moving parts
  3. Treat your wheel with wax or lemon oil

Watch the video to find out more:

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Buy Local, Buy Small and Buy Woman Owned

The count-down to Christmas in on!! Our economy is getting better and the supply chain issues are getting better. And that’s all good news.

Remember that when you buy local and small and woman owned your dollars are staying within our local economy as well. The Flying Goat Farm supply chain is fully functional. The sheep and goats are out in the fields eating grass and hay. Their fleeces are growing every single day. We take our fleeces to local business to be processed into yarn and roving. My fiber isn’t sitting on a ship or in a plane or in customs waiting to be processed. It is all right here.

We have wonderful yarn and roving. We have household textiles, such as hand dyed shibori napkins and tea towels and hand made dryer balls. We have kits for shawls and cowls and scarves and hats. We also have knit items like hats, fingerless mitts, some sweaters and shawls. I also have beautiful silk scarves. I think I can safely say that we have something for just about everyone you would be buying a gift for.

And what do you want for yourself? You can give a “Santa” letter to your family OR you can suggest that they buy you a gift card so that you can pick out your own gifts in the near future.

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Quick Holiday Gifts

I have many patterns available and some kits for quick holiday gifts. I also show you a couple of patterns that I didn’t design. They are available on Ravelry and you can buy your yarn from us. Watch this video for some suggestions:

Want the links? Click here for the PDF with links that you can download!!