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:
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! )