One of my favorite things of all time is to curate sets of yarn. Usually, in a “normal” year, I do that at fiber festivals and farmer’s markets and even here at my farm store. But these last 18 months have been, you know, a mess.
I still put together sets of yarn. I did it because it is fun. I did it because it is like a puzzle, a color puzzle.
And I have these sets, called Shawl Triads listed on the webstore. These are all one of a kind. They won’t be repeated. You can find them here.
With 1200+ yards of fingering weight yarn, you can make sooooo many shawls and even some tops. It is easy to find patterns by searching the pattern database in Ravelry. Last time I looked there were over 5000 shawls using this yardage.
Here are quick looks at two of our shawl kits: Strisce Shawl made with Zephyrette and Raddiant Shawl made with Corrie Sock. Each of these shawls comes in various colorways. You can find the Strisce kit here and the Raddiant kit here.
Okay….now the wait begins. We may know who is president this week. But we may not. There may be recounts. There may be legal challenges.
In the meantime, how are you feeling? I’m feeling pretty anxious. I’m feeling scared. I’m feeling angry too. I’ve seen a lot of news coverage about election anxiety so I know that I’m not alone. If you’re my friend on Facebook, I’ve seen you all expressing your feelings too. I’m right there with you.
I know that for me making something whether it be a sock, a sweater, a felted soap, the making is meditative. It is calming. It helps me to focus on the task at hand. It calms my heart. It stops the loud voices in my head.
So today, I’ll be knitting on my sweater. I’ll be designing a new holiday colorway. I’ll be staying away from the news. I’ll be listening to music that makes me happy.
Are you between projects? Or do you need a nice new project that is calming….not to hard, but still beautiful? I have 2 colorways for my shawl kit: Maryland My Maryland shawl now available again after a hiatus since last year. Click here to grab one for yourself.
Finally, take care of yourself. Find peace. Make something.
Looking for a fun and non-stressful summer shawl project? I have just the one for you. My shawl Camau is a fun knit. It’s a crescent shaped shawl with short rows of eyelet lace among lots of garter rows. The kit comes with 4 skeins of yarn and the pattern. Just add needles and you’re good to go!!
This is a simple shawl…the color of the yarn does all the work. It is mostly garter stitch with some lace near the bottom. It is an asymmetrical triangle shape. I’ve added 3 new variations. Check them out! Kit comes with pattern and 4 skeins of Zephyrette yarn. Zephyrette is our baby alpaca, silk and cashmere blend that’s a light sport weight.
I love knitting shawls. They are so diverse. And today we have choices for a 2 skein shawl. Hug Shots, designed by Casapinka, is just one of those awesome shawls. But first I should you my shawl triads. These are one of a kind curated skeins that will work great in a shawl. There are literally thousands of shawl patterns for these triads. Just go to Ravelry and look for 1200 yard skein shawls in fingering weight. Oh and these shawl triads are on sale (15% off)!!
Well, it’s a strange, strange world right now. The repetitive motions of knitting, seeing the colors change and watching a shawl grow can be just what you need for your mental health. This weekend is big for us around here. First it is our first Virtual Fiber Art Studio Tour. This is actually our 4th year of having the tour. Each year we have a featured shawl that is made with hand dyed mini-skeins. In years past, our tourists could pick up a skein here and there and then make a souvenir of the weekend. This year, since it is virtual, and we will have to mail all your purchases, we decided to ask our indie dyers to make packs of 5 mini’s.
This shawl is called “Ticket to Anywhere”. And I sure would like a ticket somewhere right now!! It is an asymmetrical triangle shawl that uses ten 100-yard minis. When you purchase a set from me or any of our dyers, you will recieve a code to discount the shawl pattern to $0. The code will be active from Saturday, June 6th to Monday, June 8. Do you have to wait until Saturday to buy the yarn? No! It’s up on my website right now. Click here to see what I have. I’ve added a few other choices as well. So go and take a look.
The second great shawl is called “Hug Shot”. It is designed by Casapinka. This shawl takes 2 skeins of fingering weight yarn. I have 8 different choices. And if you find a combo that you like better, just say that you’re buying this for the Hug Shot shawl, and I’ll send you a code. The code gives you the pattern for free. This code will be active from June 6th to 11:59pm June 14th. Casapinka says that this shawl is very soothing to knit. And it looks like a lot of fun, for sure!! Click here to see the combo’s that I have for you. These combos will be dyed to order when the current stock runs out.
Where to find us
The studio is currently CLOSED to visitors….under construction. We will reopen soon!
We are located in Frederick MD. You can shop in person with a mask and lots of social distance! Or buy online and stop by to pick up…I’ll run your purchases out to you in your car.
If you are coming here, please enter Flying Goat Farm into WAZE. That app will reliably get you to our farm. Google Maps DOES NOT work!