Wool Sweater Weather & the Vermont Cardigan

It’s wool sweater weather in Vermont. Smoke rises from chimney tops. Mist lays in the valleys in the early morning. The dew lies heavy on the grass, and the leaves have burst forth in full color. I finished knitting the long sleeve version of the Vermont Cardigan, just in time. One test knitter told me that she loved her long … Read More

A Year in the Life of a Sheep Farmer

According to Chinese zodiac, 2015 was the Year of the Sheep. I am not exactly sure what that means-in terms of being Chinese-but I know what that means in terms of my life. Let’s take a look back at a year in the life of a sheep farmer-me. Twenty-fifteen most definitely was the Year of the Sheep-Gotland sheep. It started … Read More

A Day in My Barn Studio

  Two Christmas knitting projects sit in the basket on the table in front of me. One is 3/4 finished, the other 3/4 unfinished. Both for my college kids who keep looking longingly at my knitting needles in hopes that I will finish their gifts in time for them to take them back to college. So, I have no business … Read More

My Gotland Wool Shawl – Knit While Visiting Gotland Island

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Knitting soothes the souls and clears the mind, bringing a sense of calmness and peacefulness. I crave knitting time, as I find it relaxing and soothing. When I set off on vacation to Europe, 3 weeks ago, I took knitting needles and yarn with me. About a week into our stay in Germany, I took a day off from touring … Read More

So Many Hats-Part Two: the Felting Process

Guest post by Anna Goodling.  Yes, we did it again. Yesterday my wonderful and distracting-in-the-best-way Mother and I returned to the fiber studio to felt, when I should have been reading Rene Girard and preparing for summer research back on campus (which starts in little over one week! Eep!). We experimented a bit more boldly this time, creating our own patterns … Read More

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