December 6: Touch the West

One thing I love about living in Guthrie is the small town atmosphere, close proximity to an urban metropolis, and being surrounded by rural America. Keith and I often look at acreages for sale. As we drive through rural Logan county he can tell you pretty much who owns each acreage, often bringing home produce, eggs and such from his rancherĀ friends.Ā Farming and ranching is a big part of our community, and those folks are pretty cool in my book.
I’m always on the hunt for unique yarns that reflect the Great Plains, and think you’ll love our newest additions from Mountain Meadow Wools. This family run company produces all natural and organic wools that are 100% American made and Wyoming grown.Ā From ranch to home, with fair pricing to the ranchers who provide the fleece.
Jackson is hand-dyed, Mountain Merino wool from the Camino family ranch in Buffalo, Wyoming. This beautiful, bouncy DK weight wool features gorgeous hand dyed shades.
Mountain Down
We are also very excited about Mountain Down, featuring hand pulled Bison from the Durham Ranch in Gillette, Wyoming blended with Mountain Merino wool. This light, sport weight exotic blend is simply gorgeous.
Bison is always exciting! I’m originally from Lawton, and my family for many generationsĀ has made many memories at the Wichita Mountains, going back over a century. The American buffalo have a special place in my heart.
We have added SO MANY new yarns, we can’t make samples fast enough. On my very long list of things to do is to update our Shepherdess Shawl pattern. It would be perfect in Mountain Meadow’s Jackson. I can’t wait to see it knit up in one of the hand dyed semi-solid shades, plus I’ll be able to make it a bit larger. Two skeins of Jackson willĀ make a small shawl, three for a larger size.
Shepherdess Shawl
My prize for you today is a free copy of the Shepherdess Shawl pattern. It will be beautiful worked in Jackson. Ā Perhaps you will get one finished before I do!


  • Heidi Yost

    06.12.2016 at 00:22

    The yarn looks amazing. I need to look at it on my next trip to Guthrie. One can never have too much yarn.

  • Heidi Yost

    06.12.2016 at 00:25

    Thank your for the pattern. I love knitting shawls.

  • Linda Weston

    06.12.2016 at 06:57

    I, too, have a special fondness for bison. Years ago, when I traveled to South Dakota, a park ranger at the tourist center asked what all I was planning to see. The only two things on my list (before her capable assistance) were Mount Rushmore and buffalo! So I’m particularly looking forward to checking out the Mountain Down yarn next visit — the colorways, even online, look gorgeous!

  • Jane Woods

    06.12.2016 at 08:22

    Thank you Keely! I love these yarns AND I love MT and the great NW US.
    Also, I can’t agree with your more about small towns. I lived in Enid for 5 yrs in the very early 70’s; larger than Guthrie, but still a small town. Because we had moved there for my ex’s career, then we quickly learned small towns CAN BE clannish unless you have a heritage there. I was as involved as I could be, volunteering in the community and church, but could never overcome my “outsider status”…nonetheless, I loved it there for the atmosphere, driving “in the country” just to go anywhere, etc. I would have far rather been a poor country girl than the poor city girl which I was….having been reared on gov commodities, had my parents lived on a farm I woud never have spent the countless nights going to bed hungry and with a tummy ache.

    • Jane Woods

      06.12.2016 at 08:33

      Oops…tried to find a way to edit my comment. What I meant to type was that I love WY and MT, as Keely, you mentioned WY, but I spent some time in MT and LOVE both those states.

  • Shawndalynn

    06.12.2016 at 09:55

    So pretty and soft!

  • Donna miller

    06.12.2016 at 16:52

    Now that I hear the history of the yarn, I’m going to need some! It is beautiful. So good to see you today