Camembert is a perfect end to this week

sheep in the process of being shorn by that blonde girl.

(just look at that curly mop!)

I have just a little left, and I am happy about that.

So I had intended to be all sorts of productive last night, but then I got online and had a real conversation with somebody in Hindi, and then it was 1am and I got nothing done. However, it is Fiber Friday, so here’s what I’ve got:

Yarn CSAs

Yup, you heard right. Yarn CSAs. What’s a CSA? Well, it’s a fancy acronym for Co-Op, wherein you purchase shares in something and then get a bit of the spoils. For example, we participated in a farm CSA a while back, and for a whole two months we got a surprise assortment of delicious fruits and vegetables once a week. That is how I learned to love fresh figs.

A yarn CSA works the same way, except that you buy a share of a sheep and when it is sheared you get either roving or yarn from that sheep. Most of them do between 6 and 8 skeins of yarn (or the roving equivalent) for a full share. They’re on Etsy and they’re independent. Some only do a specific yarn weight and some do whatever you need. All in all, I think it’s a great way for those of us knitters who are also city people to access awesome wool.

The one I’m fondest of at the moment is Juniper Moon Farm. Apparently part of the deal is a visit to the farm and a chance to meet the sheep, which is pretty cool.

(And this is also something that’s a good gift for that knitter who already has all they need. Those people are so hard to buy for. Stop buying the things you need, knitters! )

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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4 Responses to Camembert is a perfect end to this week

  1. Susan Gibbs says:

    Wow! Thanks so much for the kind words. Our farm name has changed- we’re Juniper Moon Farm now- but our CSA is back and better than ever!
    Oh! And we welcome farm visits even from non-shareholders.

    • HappyGoth says:

      Awesome! Thanks! I’ll fix that in the post.

      I really really like your CSA idea – I think it’s smart and needed.
      (And I’ll have to plan to do a farm visit if I’m ever nearby. I love sheep.)

  2. Greet says:

    My darling’s badge is a black sheep (ram). Not sure whether it’s that, or the cold weather, but I can somehow stand to look at knitting patterns again, for the first time in a couple of years. I would so want a share of some naturally black wool.

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