Locally grown sweaters

yarn share sheep

Sheep are good at keeping warm.

OK, not sweaters exactly, but the um, ingredients for them.

After seeing the recent post about farm shares, Ellen sent along a link to a yarn share based in the Hudson Valley.

Yep, it's like a CSA for knitters. Emailed Ellen: "It's the coolest thing. I know there are lots of knitters, crocheters and spinners in the Capital Region who would love to buy yarn this way and support a working farm."

The farm share started with a farm on Martha's Vineyard and later expanded to the Hudson Valley. And get this: one of the people who runs the share is former Columbia County state Assemblyman Pat Manning.

Bonus yarn info: Ellen says you can also buy locally raised yarn at Saratoga Needle Arts.

(Thanks, Ellen!)

photo: Martha's Vineyard Fiber Farm and Hudson Valley Fiber Farm


Someday, someday, I will have the money to do this sort of thing. I have to eat and I'm a fairly competent cook, so I can justify a fruit/vegetable CSA share (which I'm actually sharing with three other people).

However, my knitting skills and hobby budget really should just restrict me to $2.97 acrylic skeins from Wal-Mart.

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