Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Local Luxury

Lately we've been seeing a resurgence in what companies like Brown Sheep and Marr Haven have been doing for years...sourcing farms here in this country for fiber to make yarn. Quince & Co is doing it. Just recently Shelter has started. How would you like to also obtain some domestic luxury yarns to knit with?
Well, now you can! And I am so happy to be a part of it. I've been on pins and needles to make this announcement for over a year now. This post and this post were just part of the story. As those posts told, I have been working with Delia and Reed Rasmussen of Ravenwood Cashmere, growers of cashmere right here in Washington State, to create patterns for sale with their 100% naturally processed cashmere yarn. Well, guess what! They are finally ready for you!

Presently we have three kits ready for you to buy, which Sophie (and her dad) model so well.

and coming soon...Cable & Lace Beret

We will have more to offer later in the year. Also, Delia plans to have yarn on her site for sale as well so that you can try it out with any project you wish. For now, we hope you'll try these kits, which include the pattern booklet and yarn to complete the project. The yarn is so soft and warm and you can be sure the fiber was grown with love and care. I know first hand because I met the goats myself!

This is Emily and Lucy, happy Ravenwood residents, just hours old.

Oh, and while you're visiting the Ravenwood site, be sure to have a look at Delia's Goat Milk & Honey Cream and her Goat Milk Soaps. I love them! I especially love the Coconut Lime and the Orange Lemongrass scents.

Thanks for having a look and let me know what you think!


Natalie said...

Those goats are soooo cute! They make me giggle with delight every time I see them. What a great way to end that post, Mom!

Chandramouli S said...

Love your works and I agree with Naalie, those babies are super cute!