May Roundup

by Sarah Lake Upton

Or rather April and May roundup (somehow the time got away from me).  Much of my energy during early May went towards re-painting part of the kitchen, which was both very necessary (it had all faded to a muddled sadness gray) and very satisfying.  I really love our house, even the bits that were sadness gray, and after years of putting my heart into making other people's boats beautiful it felt really good to put that energy towards our own living space.  Next up - painting my dye shop! 

And many yarnish goals were also achieved - but event news first: the yarn and I will be heading up to Wing & a Prayer Farm on Saturday, June 2 for the Taproot Makers Market! 


I will be bringing new dye lots of several favorites, along with my new 3-Ply DK weight Gotland yarns, and maybe even some gansey yarn.

In related news, Ingeborg Slipper Kits are back in stock!

And, fresh from the dyepot, I have a very limited run (six skeins!) of DK Weight BFL in this lovely green (New Leaf? Cress? color name tbd). 

 April is a month for farm visits, resulting in  lovely days of catching up with shepherds and gorgeous piles of fleece carefully boxed and sent off to the mill.  I am looking forward to LOTS of yarn back from the mill sometime this fall, but in the meantime I am enjoying my moments in the dyespace.