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Usher in the Cormo Fleeces!

Sweet Billy’s Purebred Cormo fleece is up for grabs now, as are those of his kin:  half Cormo, half Rambouillet lambswool fleeces, covered to limit exposure to vegetative matter, awaiting your deft spinning hands in all their raw glory. Find them through the top menu bar, via This is Wool. and then The Fleecing of Sweet Billy.  You’ll find the
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At the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Fest

It may not have the hype and luster of Rhinebeck, but this little Wisconsin fiber festival is not to be dismissed.  After three solid days there, I feel full to bursting with a renewed sense of vigor and excitement for all things wooly. This Coopworth/Silk roving from Hidden Valley Farm Woolen Mill winked at me as I brushed by.  We’re
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The Man Hat

First off the needles from my own stash of From Drought is a basic hat for Captain Daddio. I always forget how quickly a hat can knit up – so fast that one can knit it up, block it, find it’s 17 sizes too big, hide it before the Mister comes home, frog it, and reknit it in a handful
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Free Shipping Today

Today’s the Postal Last Hurrah before Christmas.  If you’ve had your eye on something in particular, today’s the day to pull the trigger. Enjoy free shipping on all orders placed today! (Offer applies to continental US; if you’re outside that area, enjoy a 50% discount on standard shipping.  Use this code: wearetheworld ) Maybe Murmur has been whispering to you.
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Yarn Heavy

My last semester of college was spent near Florence, Italy in a study abroad program offering a steady diet of art history.  We regularly ventured into the city to spend hours within the chilly confines of chapels more ancient than I could comprehend.  I met Michelangelo there and read, for one of my courses, some of his homoerotic poetry. I
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This is Wool. for the Handspinner

Finally some offerings for Handspinners! Murmur is the result of a test round with a small woolen mill in the midwest.  I sent in a couple of fleeces and got back in return this lovely roving, which I dyed with the faintest of color.  Murmur is available in 4 oz balls of roving and is ready to be spun into
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Introducing From Drought, the latest harvests of This is Wool.

With no further ado, I’d like to formally introduce you to From Drought. On Ravelry: here.

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Roll the Video: From Drought

It is so exciting to share with you this video for From Drought, the second edition of This is Wool. yarn, going live in the FGA shop later Friday, October 4.  What time?  As soon as I can pull the code out of my magic hat.  I have a lot of pages to build and some repairs to make to
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The Squam Art Fair was a stunning lesson in abundance.

Join me for the official launch of This is Wool. + From Drought next Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. I started preparing for the Saturday night Squam Art Fair before my official registration hit Elizabeth’s desk in July.  It would be the debut, I decided early on, of the next harvest of This is Wool., the limited edition finewool yarn I
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It’s a flurry of packing today.

The yarn is tucking itself into a giant suitcase, my spinning wheel is a constant whir of activity as I try to spin up the last of First Harvest and my carry-on liquids have been sequestered to a quart size clear bag.  I’m nearly out the door, headed for Squam. It’s been awhile since I traveled by plane, so a
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