Our NEW online store is open + YARN CRAWL specials

Hi everyone,

NEW SHOP!

We’re trying a new online marketplace tool to sell our goods. If you came away from our booth at the Sheep and Wool Festival with a coupon, you can use them there. We look forward to fulfilling your orders for our super fine kid mohair Very Special Yarn, socks and blankets. http://bwbagoats.myshopify.com

YARN CRAWL

Nov. 17-18th, we’re excited to host our region’s fiber art lovers for the Hudson Valley Yarn Crawl. There’s no sign-up process for the Yarn Crawl, but there is a map on the organizer’s site. Drop a note if you can, so we know roughly when to expect you.

YARN CRAWL FARM OPEN HOURS: 10am-6pm Saturday and 10am-4pm Sunday.

There’s also info on the Ravelry Group, but the map and website tell it all: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/hudson-valley-yarn-crawl

In other news, we’ve bred the goats a few weeks ago, and just finished breeding the sheep. All’s healthy, no mishaps with predators at all, thanks to our fantastic Maremma work dogs. The windmill is asking for another Sandy… no damage there.

Come by and visit next weekend, Nov 17-18th.

Moo Dog at Buckwheat

Goats in Pen

Everybody’s lining up to see the new article about Buckwheat Bridge Angoras by Moo Dog Knits.

We met the folks from Moo Dog at a fiber festival last fall. Photographer Anders visited with us earlier this year. The result is a 3 part series about the farm. Check back from time to time for the next installment !

Yarn

70/30 Greens, Rust, Gold

This winter we’ve been busy in the mill spinning yarn. Last year’s show schedule left the coffers low and what better time of the year to spend indoors working with wonderful fiber. We’ve been brainstorming on a couple of new items to add to the collection of fine wool and mohair yarns we offer. One is a sock yarn — a yarn designed specifically for knitting or crocheting socks. It is a 70% kid mohair-30% fine wool blend in 3 ply. Fleeces to include in this yarn were selected for a staple length of 4-5 inches  to add strength to the yarn. Combine that with a high percentage of mohair and 3 ply –  this is a sock yarn that will be a pleasure to knit with, carry a pattern or texture with ease and produce socks that will be on everyone’s wish list. We’ll be debuting this yarn at the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool festival in May.

Word to the Wise: The best selection of yarn is always at the festivals and shows. Our online catalog only showcases a select few yarns and other products. Come visit us at a market, show or festival!