This is mostly a knitting blog. Sometimes pictures of things I've made, sometimes not. I'm a guy who knits, I usually attend a men's stitch 'n' bitch on Monday nights, and I prefer natural fibres to artificial ones. I have a love-hate relationship with bamboo yarns: I love what they can do and how they look, I hate how they are made. I've been knitting since about 2003, though I really didn't get into it until 2005, while convelescing with a broken leg. I must have discovered something good, 'cause I'm still knitting years later.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Yarn CSAs

I've added a new gadget to the side bar of the blog. It's a section called Yarn CSAs. If you click the links, you'll end up at the websites of some places where you can sign up for fibre! I have not actually joined any of these CSAs, except for the one at Juniper Moon Farm, when it was located on Martha's Vineyard. Money woes have precluded me from joining a CSA recently, so I cannot actually recommend any (except Juniper Moon). Caveat Emptor.

My experience with Juniper Moon was very good. I got two or three skeins of undeyed merino and four skeins of undyed cormo/something blend (I'd have to dig through my stash to find it, and I'm at the library right now). The yarn is beautiful, well spun, and I am going to take a dying workshop and dye some of it before I knit it up. But I know when I have the money to spare for some of these CSAs, I will definitely sign up again. As I do so, I'll winnow them out and keep the best and jetision the ones that don't meet my standards. But until then, I shall leave the links on that section.

If you have any fibre CSAs to recommend, please let me know. If you have any experience with the ones listed (and I will add more when I have the time to research them), please let me know.

In the meantime, I'm getting ready for Rhinebeck in a couple of weeks!

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