… six skeins (1200 yards) of yarn from my share of the Fall 2012 CSA at Juniper Moon Farm.
I’ve struggled for years now over the use of wool and the possibility of humane options and and although I’m getting closer, I have to say I’m still struggling a great deal. But, about a year ago, I bought a share in the world’s first yarn CSA from a no-kill farm whose animals live out their natural lives and are never eaten. It is of course still a business, but pretty cool one as businesses go; I would like to go down to Palmyra, VA one day to check it out.
That is all I am going to say on that subject – I’m not looking for a debate or argument. This is just something personal for me and I am in no way judging or saying what anyone else should do. I’m sure I’ve permanently lost a few of my very few readers at this point, because I’ve stopped reading blogs due to certain personal opinions, but it is what it is.
Well, back to the yarn, because my next task is… dyeing!! I ordered mine undyed and am going to try to dye it myself (!)…. which I have never done before. Boring as I am, I’ve been wanting a gray cardigan for a while, and love gray, and, so, will be dyeing this gray. I’ve been reading Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece by Gail Callahan and I’m psyched to try it – does anyone have advice and/or recommend a certain type of dye?
This yarn smells strongly of the farm and has to stay locked up because the cats…
OK the cats are taking over this blog! Enough! I promise.