Wednesday, December 12, 2018

It Takes A Yarn....

Or, farm yarns that we currently have available to purchase

I've recently had a lot of questions about what yarns we might have for sale (possibly because of the new podcast!)  I'll be completely honest - not much right now, for lots of different reason.  And if you're interested in that conversation, I'm going to discuss it in detail on the next episode of the My Wool Mitten podcast, out sometime this December. 


A skein of Dunbonnet (left) and Havre (right) look so beautiful together!
We're so thankful for the interest and support of our farm products, it really does mean so much!  So here you have it, a listing of all the farm yarns that we have at this time.  You may recognize some of them as earlier runs - they are skeins that I may have saved back for myself but realize that I'm not going to get them all knit up.  All perfectly good yarns.  We have a smoke free home, one indoor/outdoor cat but of course she isn't allowed with the yarn!  All yarn is washed gently in a fragrance free wash when it comes back from the mill, dried in fresh air and stored in a wooden cupboard with cedar and lavender alongside on the shelves.  All that said, here are the offerings and ordering details are at the end of the post.

DUNBONNET ~


"Dunbonnet" moorit Corriedale-Bond cross from sheep Jessie, Jinger and Leoch (see Leoch's picture below). 3 ply, worsted spun sport weight, 240-250 yards; $20 per skein plus shipping.  I have a dozen skeins of this Outlander themed, rich chestnut colored yarn, plenty for a sweater or any other project you have in mind


"Leoch" is the red sheep on the right, who's fleece contributed to the Dunbonnet yarn


HAVRE ~



"Havre" is the Swedish word for "oats", so named by my friend Caroline.  I really want to make all the things from this - sweaters, hats, mittens, shawls! This beautiful soft and warm yarn is a 50/50 blend of our white Corriedale wool and fawn Alpaca from my friend and neighbors farm.  2-ply, sport weight, 240-250 yards; $20 per skein plus shipping.  Only 4 skeins still available

LINEAGE ~



"Lineage" is our latest offering, and is so named as a nod to the lineage of the sheep who produced the fleece to make it.  We're very much about bloodlines and history in our flock of Corriedales and "Image" and her daughter "Naomi" are descendants of one of our first sheep, "Violet" - a perennial favorite and prolific fiber producer.  This is a warm grey, 2-ply worsted weight.  It was spun at a different mill than our other yarns and there are occasional slubs as well as overspun spaces in the skeins, giving it more of a handspun feel.  Look closely at the photo above (click on the image to make it larger) and you will see examples of this.  Please be aware of the uneven spin before purchasing this yarn, and if that's unacceptable consider a different yarn for your project.  About 240-250 yards each, $20 per skein plus shipping.  Only 3 skeins available, a very limited run (and I'm keeping some for myself)~ SOLD OUT ~


"Naomi" as a baby lamb, followed by her mother "Image"
My Wool Mitten Collection


My Wool Mitten collection of natural colored mini skeins
Finally, I have a sampler set of mini skeins for you - just in case you can't decide or if you'd just like to try some Corriedale and Corriedale blend yarns.  This set of five natural colored mini skeins are 50 yards each, so a total of 250 yards to work with.  It includes - from left to right - "Wisewoman" (white); "Havre" (fawn); "Lord John Grey" (silver); "Gravel Road At Dark" (charcoal) and "Murmurations" (natural black).  Please note that some of these yarns are no longer available in full size skeins.  I have only TWO of these sets available and then they're gone.  Cost is $22.50 and FREE SHIPPING within the United States!  (I will ship outside the States, but can't cover the shipping costs for that)  I'll also pay for shipping if you would like to purchase a full sized skein or two to go with the set of mini skeins ;)

NOTE: If you would prefer to have the darker chestnut of "Dunbonnet" in your set, just let me know and I can substitute it for one of the other colors.

If you're interested in purchasing any of these yarns, please send me an email at serenityfarmswool@yahoo.com to check availability.  Include your zip code so I can calculate shipping.  We accept Paypal, personal check or money order.

And as always, thank you for considering our small farm fibers and yarns!

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Warm White Corriedale Roving

Update November 19:  Nearly gone, only one pound of roving left!  Will it be yours?  Email me if you're interested, we won't have more roving until some time after the first of the year.

Nearly 10 pounds of white wool from "Hannah" the Corriedale sheep went off to Zeilingers Wool Mill, and came back as 7 pounds of lovely roving, ready to be spun!  Fully raised and produced right here in the Middle of the Mitten, Michigan's lower peninsula.



Hannah's fleece is warm white with a vintage look and feel.  She has a long staple length with the traditional Corriedale crimp and I think that is still evident in the roving.  It's plush and comforting to spin, with the notable Corriedale softness and durability.  I have approximately 5 pounds available for $28 per pound (plus shipping).  If you would be interested in all 5 pounds (share with a friend!) price will be reduced to $25 per pound (plus shipping)

We accept Paypal (preferred), check or money order.  Please contact me at serenityfarmswool @ yahoo dot com with any questions, availability and shipping quote.


Fluffy white sheep Hannah, who produced the wool that made this roving!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Off To The Mill ~




Corriedale fleeces leaving the farm for the fiber mill, will be returning as both yarn and roving.  White only at this time. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Corriedale Fleeces 2017

I do have most of the 2017 Corriedale and Corriedale cross fleeces skirted, but not photographed (photo below is from 2016).  If you are interested it would be best to shoot me an email at serenityfarmswool@yahoo.com.  There is no white available, but a variety of greys.  Prices will be reflected by how clean each particular fleece is.  


Monday, March 20, 2017

Yarn Anticipation!

EDITED ~ Sadly, this yarn did not come to be ;(

What could it be?  Coming later this spring, 2017 ~



Our first ever batch of Serenity Farms Finnsheep yarn!!!



Don't run away, you'll be the first to know when it becomes available!



(We only have three Finnsheep at this time, so it will be a very limited run.)

(Black Finn ewe "Maril" behind Corriedale-Merino cross ewe lamb)
We're so excited, we can hardly wait!

Friday, February 03, 2017

Yarn Update

IAn update to the yarns that are currently available for purchase ~



From left to right, they are :
"Dunbonnet", moorit Corriedale-Bond cross, 3 ply, worsted spun sport weight, 250 yards; 

"Gravel Road at Dark" (very limited, only a few skeins left), charcoal grey, completely Corriedale, 3 ply, woolen spun sport weight, 250 yards and 

"Lord John Grey", actually much more silvery grey than the photo shows, 80/20 blend of Corriedale and Alpaca, 3 ply, woolen spun, heavy fingering weight, 250 yards.

Skeins are $20 each, plus shipping.



Photo above shows the Dunbonnet (left) and Gravel Road (right) worked up in a sample, to give you an idea of how it looks worked up.  Below are a pair of gloves knit with the Lord John Grey that more truly represents the color, I think ~



 If you are interested in any of these yarns, please feel free to contact me at serenityfarmswool @ yahoo dot com.  And keep your eyes out for more and new yarns coming back from the mill later this spring!  I can hardly wait!

Saturday, January 07, 2017

A Time To Knit Mittens!

I've decided that 2017 should be "The Year of the Mitten" and so I'm hosting an informal knit-a-long over on the farm blog, you can read more about it herePlease join in if you'd like to!  

And if you need lovely natural colored Corriedale yarn from the farm for your mittens, we might just have what you're looking for!

Let's give mittens the love they deserve...