Look what came in the mail today…
My shares from Juniper Moon Fiber CSA!
Juniper Moon used to be known as Martha’s Vineyard Fiber Farm until they moved to Virginia last year. They are the originator of the first yarn and fiber CSA ever. They even have a lambcam!
I wasn’t sure what to expect for roving from them as this is my first year. Opening the box I found some fluffy white goodness that smelled of spring lambing and old fashioned yarn stores when all they sold was 100% wool.
Four bags gave me a total of 24 ounces of 50/50 Kid Mohair/Cormo Roving.
Now before we get to it, let me tell you I still do not know how to spin. Well, let me change that. I do know how to spin dreadlocks of coiled upon itself fiber. Yarn, not so much. But I am learning!
And oh yes, Woolgirl’s Alice in Wonderland Sock Club. The first month started with Alice herself. The kit lived up to Woolgirl’s reputation of some well thought out and generous loot.
Inside - a skein of Dashing Dach’s Superwash in an exclusive Alice Colorway made specifically for this kit, a Queen Alice sock pattern by Irishgirlieknits, and an awesome project bag by Slipped Stitch Studios. I already own one of these bags and it’s been my favorite – well made and the perfect size for a sock project, so I’ve been swapping things in and out of it for working on my project of the moment. I’m thrilled to have another! Made from two coordinating Alice fabrics (who knew they existed?) no less!
Also included: A “Drink Me” Alice quote pattern tamer designed by Slip Stitch Studios, a Queen Alice pen, an Alice in Wonderland journal destined to become my knitting notes journal, a set of 16 Alice mini notecards perfect to attach to gifts, and the cutest tiny Alice in Wonderland stitch marker designed by Jillian of WeeOnes.
I’m not sure whether to chance casting on the socks or to wait until the release of the pattern for Sock Madness. Yes, another knitting competition that starts any day now to coincide with March Madness. Women knit while men watch basketball. How sexist. And I can’t wait for it to start!