Back to the Sow’s Ear

Ahh, such a lovely day, hanging out at the Sow’s Ear with my London Fog tea drink and laptop. I’d never trade hanging out with my littles the last few months for anything, but man, is it a relief to have time to work again!

Especially when said work involves researching new yarns at the Sow…

A new great pick they have this fall is Debbie Bliss Aran Blue-Faced Leicester in wonderful muted colors; the store sample shawl in it had delightful bounce!


I was so excited and proud to see that The Sow’s Ear has developed its own yarn, grown, spun and dyed in Wisconsin, with beautiful, strong colors. This worsted is the Clun Forest Blend, 70% Clun Forest Wool, 30% Mohair, and has a nice, springy, woolly texture. For now, it’s only available at the Sow, so check it out if you’re in the neighborhood.


Another treat from the Sow’s Ear, which also doubles as a community package-holding and delivery service:


Amy D lent me her squirrel-cage swift, ball-winder and yardage counter, because she is THE BEST KNITTING FRIEND EVER.

I haven’t quite figured out how to use it yet, but can’t wait to try. There was a sad moment in the Evil Lair when the ball-winder went kaput, and this vertical swift should be much faster than the umbrella swift we were using before.

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool this weekend; I’d love to go, but given the kids’ first week at their new school, we may want to just kick back and enjoy some down time. Have an excellent time, everyone!


3 thoughts on “Back to the Sow’s Ear

  1. When you use the squirrel cage please let me know how to use mine. I have problems with the other end of the yarn getting tangled and then everything getting knotted up.

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