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Keep The Fleece

Here is a new story about keepthefleece.org

Keep the Fleece – Helping Sustain a Global Itch

The photos were taken at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Show in 2009.  We had men and women knitting on the world’s longest scarf which is going to auctioned off in October at the Rhinebeck New York Sheep and Wool Show. One of the ladies in the top photo was blind and so inspired us all at the show with her beautiful knitting.

All proceeds from the auction will be donated to Heifer International as keepthefleece.org wants to buy the largest flock of animals in the world.

Great Northern Yarns

mink and cashmere by Great Northern Yarns
mink and cashmere by Great Northern Yarns

I recently had the pleasure of knitting with a new yarn made from a blend of  mink and cashmere from a company called Great Northern Yarns.

The pattern I chose to show off the yarn to perfection was Fiber Trends AC 80 designed by Eugen K. Beugler

The yarn is extremely soft to knit with and it certainly has a luxury feel when placed next to the skin.

I used a little under two skeins for my scarf and the yarn knits as a sport weight yarn.

The yarn comes in several colours now as well as natural shades  which is what I have.

Streaming Leaves Lace Scarf
Streaming Leaves Lace Scarf

This is the second time I have made this pretty lace scarf and it certainly will not be the last time either.  A nice lace pattern that is easy to follow and makes a lovely gift too.

This scarf will be donated to keepthefleece.org to be part of the world’s longest scarf we are hoping to make. And when auctioned off the donations will go to Heifer International towards purchasing the world’s largest flock of animals.