February '10 Canadian Fibre Box
Happy belated Valentine's everyone! This month's box is pure luxury, so consider it a Valentine's day present to yourself. One of our local fibre experts recommended I contact Princess Farms, and I'm sure happy that I did. The box of fibre that arrived this week is gorgeous, and was a dream to put into this month's shares. One last word: We've sold out yet another month! Thank you all for supporting the project. The more we support "local" producers, the more we "grow" the Canadian fibre community.
A few notes about Cashmere that you might not know. The best quality cashmere is hand brushed from the goats when they are "ripe", so that the guard hairs stay on the goat and only the downy soft cashmere is removed. A single goat produces only about 4-6 ounces of cashmere before processing! Cashmere is so fluffy that you can do a lot with just a single ounce of it. It is great blended with other fibres, especially fine wools such as merino and rambouillet, and other luxury fibres such as alpaca and buffalo. Jo and Princess Farms, thank you for sharing these special fibre with us! To order more, please contact Jo. (Photos are sourced from Princess Farms' website)
Sqwish's shop on Etsy, who had also found me, and invited her to share some yarn. You each have some yummy Cuddle Toes in your box, and you can get more from her shop if your toes are calling for it. Sashka also has a blog with great patterns here: sqwish.wordpress.com. (Photo from Sqwish's Blog).