Have you ever wondered how new yarn gets created? Follow the story of our process as we create a new yarn and a supporting line of patterns.
Follow this tale from the perspective of the yarn makers at Mountain Meadow Wool (Karen Hostetler and Valerie Spanos), the designer (Jill Wolcott) and the development director (Susan Wolcott) and how they work together and separately to bring a fabulous new product line to you.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Head for the Hills
Here in Western Maryland, we're having hot and humid weather this week, a sudden jump from cooler than normal spring temperatures. As we struggle to acclimate, I thought about the sheep that just go up into the Big Horn Mountains outside Buffalo, Wyoming when it gets hot. The air is clear, grass plentiful and temperatures cooler. Then they grow the wonderful coat that makes the yarn we love.
I love this picture of the sheep migrating up to the higher elevations. That's them along the ridge. This picture may have been taken in the summer as the grass is dry. Right now I imagine the meadow flowers are getting ready to bloom.