Friday, August 11, 2017

Knitting with "Local" Wool

Mountain Meadow Wool
August 2017
I purchased two skeins of Mountain Meadow Wool at the 2016 Fiber Fest in Riverton, and in my recent knitting frenzy, I finished a cowl with one of the skeins.

The wool was milled and dyed in Buffalo, WY, and next month the Fremont Fiber Art Guild is going to take a trip to tour the mill.

I haven't decided if I am going to block the finished cowl.

Mountain Meadow Cowl
Pattern: Dailey Park Cowl (Ravelry link) by Sunne Meyer

Needles: US, size 7

Yarn: Mountain Meadow Wool - worsted weight - produced in Wyoming
          (color - Fall)  100% merino wool


8 comments:

  1. I love when you can buy and knit local. Sadly, I think we only have one dyer left here. I don't think there are any mills. The Fiber Seed mills their yarn in Maine and dyes it in Tampa. The two indie dyers I know have stopped dying.

    Your yarn is a beautiful color. Won't that be perfect for fall!

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  2. Buying Local is so fun. I wouldnt bother blocking it .But thats just me!

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  3. A perfect Fall cowl! And so cool that it's local. I think it looks fine the way it is, so would not bother blocking. Are you planning to go on the tour? That would be fun.

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  4. I love the colors in this cowl-nice yarn to put into use! You have really used your healing time well!

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  5. The yarn is beautiful and I like that it is merino. It will be so soft and warm.
    Not sure that it needs blocking - looks very nice as is.
    I am sure you will be tempted to buy more when you visit their mill.

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  6. The cowl is lovely, and definitely reminds me of the colors of fall. I've heard from everyone who has tried that yarn that it is really nice. I hope someday I can find a skein or two to try. Have a good weekend!

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  7. The yarn is beautiful and so is the knitting. We've been to Buffalo a lot. My husband has a cousin who lives there and we actually considered buying a hotel that was for sale on the main road about 10 years ago. I love it for it's easy access to the Big Horn mountains. How fun that you'll be going to a place I love to visit. I'm looking forward to hearing all about it.
    Blessings, Betsy

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  8. How cool is that -- yarn made nearby and a field trip to the mill. I hope you find some great bargains at the mill and can add some beautiful yarn to your stash! (Hey, you've been knitting up a storm recently!)

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