First time in the 20 years we've been living here and I officially am not going to make it to the barn today! Snowdrifts up to my shoulders, Dean started to bobcat a path but couldn't get all the way. Got the bobcat stuck until we're get a tow truck or a tractor to pull it out there is no way to the barn! Fingers crossed people and hope i can get there tomorrow! The chickens and barn cats will be fine for one day but not 2! #canwinterbeover #blizzard #sooverwinter
#yarnlovechallenge2019 day 22 is hats! I have only knitted preemie hats and the 2 "Pussy Hats" for my grand-daughter for the Women's Marches! All the other adorable hats are created by my super talented daughter-in-law @foxandfolk! #knittersofinstagram #designersofinstagram
#Repost @amazingthreadsmn @ig_repost_elf #quicklyrepostapp @funky.photo2019 #funky .photo2019 @lgfsuris Targhee Worsted is on sale...25% off thru the weekend...one skein make the Bryony Lace Cowl... #highsquishfactor #handdyedyarn #targheeworsted #bryonylacecowl #ladyinred #knitcowl #laceknitting #🌹#comeseeus @amazingthreadsmn #maplegrovemn #yourlys #mylys #lys #mnyarnshop #bestsamplesaround
#yarnlovechallenge2019 day 21 is "Earliest yarn memory"! I can't believe I found this picture! My mom knit, all the time from the age of 5! I remember her asking me what I would like her to knit for me. I answered "a crazy, abstract-like sweater of all her leftover colors of mohair! With a peplum!". Well here you see it folks, isn't it a thing of beauty? The photo is circa 1991, and I am standing next to my beautiful sister, Elizabeth, singing Christmas carols around the piano, a family tradition. We lost Elizabeth 10 years later to breast cancer at the age of 44. She was the inspiration for my beautiful daughter, @andbeonetravelr, to do her Phd and MD in the field of breast cancer genetics! And actually it was thanks to my daughter that I was able to find this photo, as she has been working her way through the BIG box of photos and putting them in albums for me! Thanks darlin! #knittersofinstagram #luxuryyarn #fuckcancer #daughtersarethebest
#yarnlovechallenge2019 day 20 is "need"! Well since the challenge yesterday was "want", to achieve what we want we need to put the tools out there for our yarn reps! To that end I have been winding "micro-skeins" to put on a ring for yarn reps to show to LYSs! The one pictured is not complete, we have 23 colors to display! #knittersofinstagram #luxuryyarn #womanowned #sourcedintheus #processedintheus #noenvironmentalimpact
Re-posting @creativeacorns because I love this!
#yarnlovechallenge2019 Day 19 is want! What do I want? Well, I live in Minnesota so if course I want spring! I want grandchild #5 to be born happy and healthy! As a small business owner I want to educate knitters everywhere about our yarns and what makes them special! All US sourced and processed. Died here by me with virtually no impact on the environment. Woman owned since the beginning! Plus it's just great yarn! #knittersofinstagram #luxuryyarn #suri #alpaca #womanowned #keeptextileindustryaliveintheus
Playing catch-up! #yarnlovechallenge2019 day 18 was most loved project! I'd have to say this Antique Lace vest, pattern by Ilga Leja! It was the first sweater I ever knit. I truly challenged myself by knitting it in our LGF Suri Ultimate, which is a fine fingering, when the pattern calls for cotton worsted! Many, many swatches later I had a fabric i liked and now a sweater I love and wear often! #knittersofinstagram #luxuryyarn #suriultimate #suri #alpaca #feelslikebutter
#yarnlovechallenge2019 Day 17 is Nature! Here is beautiful Suri alpaca in it's natural state! Look at that fineness and luster! Then there is the incredible way it feels! Mom always calls it "heaven in my hands"! And when we dye it, it is glorious! This is what my mother and I fell in love with! #knittersofinstagram #luxuryyarn #suri #alpaca
#yarnlovechallenge2019 day 15 = "weekday"! Which is funny because I don't notice any difference between weekend and weekdays except when my grandkids come to the farm everyother weekend! Those are the best weekends! Crazy, insane and exhausting but SO WONDERFUL! And they (all 3 grandkids) love to explore the farm in different ways!
#yarnlovechallenge2019 day 14="yarnlove"! Well obviously we're love our yarns and haven't found a yarn we love more! But, what we love even more is our stockists! So here is a big hug to all the wonderful LYSs that stock our yarns! We love you all! Happy Valentine's Day! #knittersofinstagram #luxuryyarn #suri #alpacas
#yarnlovechallenge2019 Day 13=Motif! Not sure where to go with this one. We're have typically not done color work. Not due to dislike, just not capable. However we have always planned our colors with a motif. Sometimes it's been a work of art, but we finally felt the need to settle on a selection of jewels and flowers! From "Bachelor Button Blue" to "Black Opal" we have been drawn to the colors we see in nature! And we have an amazing expansive array of colors available in our yarns, 21, to be precise! So i guess our motif is COLOR, all of nature's colors! #knittersofinstagram #luxuryyarn #suri #alpaca #suris #woman
I don't have any great pictures for #yarnlovechallenge2019 day 11-pack! Although I've been doing alot of packing lately! I've been traveling to Manhattan where my grand- daughter loves my project bag and I've been packing up packages for our newly hired yarn reps across the country! Very excited to have these professionals sharing our LGF Suris Yarns across the country!