Thought we would share an article we found about “what knitting is doing to your health that you probably knew about“. If you knit you probably already know about the therapeutic value of knitting. It keeps your hands busy and is soothing, right? And you can knit almost anywhere I’ve learned. A hobby that is productive, creative, and you can take anywhere, including those boring teacher education days we had to endour (as a 20-year veteran science teacher I know). The article listed the following benefits…
Just sharing a wish for the upcoming holiday. Thanksgiving has it’s origin with early settlers in the U.S., and along with colder (and wetter!) weather, brings to mind the need for warm clothing, hearth and home. As for us, we are blessed to be visiting family this year; and yes, they will be doing the cooking! We wish you and yours the best of holidays, and be sure to stay warm with lots of firewood on the fire, and wool garments.
Best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving!
-Barbara and Mark Engle
If you go to our website, SierraWools.com, you can find a link for a custom “sock generator” that will allow you to enter dimensions for your foot and the outcome is a row by row description of how to make that sock fit that foot!
This process is a little bit science and a little bit art, I’ve learned. The best way to learn it is to get your feet wet (no pun intended) and start working on it. As Jethro Gibbs from the TV series says, “learn things”! Or as Niki would say, “Just Do It”.
My husband and I are starting a fiber business in northern California we call Sierra Wools. We plan on specializing in processing and selling high quality wool and products from the regional “Fibershed” that serves our area. (If you’re asking what is a Fibershed? check them out at fibershed.com.)
Our online stop, or shop in the Etsy world can be found at www.sierrawools.com. We have only just begun, but have a lot of handspun yarns, roving and other products at our shop.
I formerly owned and operated White Mountain Wool Mill in northeastern Arizona, and processed wool for myself and others for many years there. I have specialized in fine wool products, such as Romney, Lincoln, Ramboullet and other fine woolens.
We also are producing a quality wool picker, inspired by our own needs and the high cost and timeliness of shipping for other products on the market. My husband hand crafted our fine oak picker to my specifications and needs for processing my own fleeces over many years, and it is capable of producing larger volumes of fleece than many small units we looked at buying.
As an incentive to buy something from our new shop we are offering a 20% off coupon on our website, just go to http://www.sierrawools.com and find the code for the discount. Just enter the code on checkout from Etsy to receive your discount.