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That’s the best way to describe the past four months here at Spencer Hill. Waaay back in September was Knitters’ Day Out in Summerdale, PA; in October came the Little York Fiber Festival in Cortland and the New York State Sheep & Wool Festival in all its glory. I didn’t vend there, but I did come home with two gorgeous Romney fleeces and a Finnsheep fleece that are destined for the dyepot. November was spent preparing for a trunk show at WOOLYN in Brooklyn (which was SO cool). December, for school band directors like me, is concert season. That gets us here! I’m tired all over again just reading this. But! There is still yarn…

“Charlotte” Shetland fingering weight is back in the shop for your Fair Isle and other colorwork needs, as is its new heavy worsted-weight cousin “Madeleine.” It’s spun from Liverpool Yarns’ same great 100% Pennsylvania grown and spun Shetland, and I’m finding it to knit up around 16-19 sts/inch on needles sized 5-8. I currently have a patterned yoke sweater on 8s, and the fabric is warm but not too heavy. Madeleine is going for $20, in an approximately 70 yd/2 oz skein. Liverpool Yarns has full-size undyed skeins of this base as well. Like Charlotte, my supplies are limited due to the small-farm nature of the product.

There’s a “clear the decks” sale going on over at the online shop, too. Select colors of “Pippi” BFL/nylon sock yarn are $15 or $18, depending on the color. My entire stock of “Molly” is available for $18 each, and the entire stock of “Lily” is $25 each.

Thank you to our incredible fiber community for all its support in 2016, and may the new year bring us all peace, clarity, and the businesses we desire!