A small update on Smitten DK

We had a small amount of Finn and Alpaca fiber we procured, before this years shearing. In January, we sent it off to Hoof to Hanger, a new to us mill in Bridgman Michigan (their equipment comes from the dear folks at Stonehedge Fiber Mill). We first met Sue from Hoof-to-Hanger at the 2017 Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan, and we knew they were our people when they challenged us to a taste test of their local wineries to prove they have the best wineries in the state (we are looking forward to the challenge), but now that we have received a sample of our Smitten, we know that they are both amazing to work with, and the product is perfect! They are as dedicated to our yarn as we are. As they did not produce the first batch of Smitten, they wanted to send us a sample before processing all of it.  They had washed and spun 1 pound of the fiber for us, packaged it up, included a handwritten note, and sent it off to us. They also told us how nice the fiber was, and what a great job we did skirting it, which is a surefire way into our hearts ;) The sample yarn has already been wound and cast on, paired with a skein from the last batch, and it’s nearly identical (maybe even softer!). So we are one step closer to having more Smitten DK (sweater quantities!) in stock. We are taking pre-orders now as we only anticipate this batch being about 80-100 skeins of the DK-weight yarn. There will be more yarn later in the year (including fingering) after the sheep have been sheared.  You can find pre-order info here.

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