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Inspired by all the Shetland Wool Week photos to finish my #boustabeanie. I think Mary Berry would call my first attempt at a pom pom "informal" but I think it lends a certain whimsy. I still have a few #boustabeaniekit s in stock (website link in bio).
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#knittingkit #knittersofinstagram #strandedcolorwork #strongyarn #maineyarn #naturaldyes #naturalindigo #naturaldyer #localyarn #singlesourceyarn #singleflockyarn
I may have started knitting a #boustabeanie this week. I really love this pattern, and more importantly, the way this yarn is knitting up in this pattern. A kit may be forthcoming.  #uptonyarns #maineyarn #naturalindigo #indiedyer #indigo #strongyarn #smallfarmyarn #singlesourseyarn #knittersofinstagram #shetlandwoolweek #naturaldyer #fibertrekmademedoit
Second day of crossing the Drake Passage.  I've been tucked away learning how to mend nets (@thenetloft - net mending is so much harder than it looks! Don't judge). Second photo was taken from a porthole in the mess, one level below the porthole in my cabin which has been serving to frame my photos. .
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#ganseysatwork #portholepix #awayonthegould #uptontravels #uptonyarns #maineyarn #localyarn
#strongyarn #yarninthewild
#ganseys #ganseyknitting #gansey #newenglandyarn
Second day of crossing the Drake Passage. I've been tucked away learning how to mend nets (@thenetloft - net mending is so much harder than it looks! Don't judge). Second photo was taken from a porthole in the mess, one level below the porthole in my cabin which has been serving to frame my photos. . . . . . . #ganseysatwork  #portholepix  #awayonthegould  #uptontravels  #uptonyarns  #maineyarn  #localyarn  #strongyarn  #yarninthewild  #ganseys  #ganseyknitting  #gansey  #newenglandyarn 
Authentic lace linen yarn! 🌄 FlaxenEurope.etsy.com to the entire WORLD by post 📬🇪🇺 #linenyarn #yarn #thread #weaving #sewing #flaxlinen #oneply #twoply #threeply #fourply #weavingyarn #europeanyarn #naturalyarn #organicyarn #durableyarn #lace #strongyarn #leinen #lin #seamstress #tailor #clothing #crafts #linenlover #spunyarn #spunthreads
Embarrassed to admit that I've let this #wip #gansey languish in my knitting basket for (mumble mumble 4 years mumble). Really glad to be working with it again.  Yarn is #uptonyarns #coopworthganseyyarn dyed with #madderroot and #weld sourced from @botanicalcolors using @bethbrownreinsel 's book #knittingganseys for gansey structure advice. .
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#knittersofinstagram #localyarn #soulfulstash #indiedyer #naturaldyer #naturaldyes #maineyarn #breedspecificyarn #strongyarn #traditionalknitting #newenglandyarn
Embarrassed to admit that I've let this #wip  #gansey  languish in my knitting basket for (mumble mumble 4 years mumble). Really glad to be working with it again. Yarn is #uptonyarns  #coopworthganseyyarn  dyed with #madderroot  and #weld  sourced from @botanicalcolors using @bethbrownreinsel 's book #knittingganseys  for gansey structure advice. . . . . #knittersofinstagram  #localyarn  #soulfulstash  #indiedyer  #naturaldyer  #naturaldyes  #maineyarn  #breedspecificyarn  #strongyarn  #traditionalknitting  #newenglandyarn 
18 skeins of Local BFL in the Delft colorway are back in stock (website in bio).
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#dyersofinstagram #strongyarn #maineyarn #localyarn #naturaldyer #naturalindigo #indigo #indiedyer #indigodyed #soulfulstash #knittersofinstagram #newenglandyarn #naturaldyes
@fibertrek asked me #widn this weekend, and the answer was "hiding from the world". I spent yesterday playing with my #indigo vat to dye up another lot of #uptonyarns #dkweightbfl. I spent this morning giving it a rinse, and now it is drying on the porch. Very happy to be home. So back to you @fibertrek, #widn ?
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#indiedyer #naturalindigo #naturaldyes #naturaldyer #localyarn #maineyarn #strongyarn #dyersofinstagram
The swatch grows! Also, this yarn, #uptonyarns Straw's Farm Island Sheep fingering weight, is now available for sale at uptonyarns.com. (I also dyed up a very dark blue). #maineyarn #naturallydyedyarn #naturalindigo #strongyarn #knittersofinstagram #indiedyer #naturaldyersofinstagram #naturaldyer #islandwool #islandsheep
I've been #swatching with another new #uptonyarns yarn (soon to be posted for sale). Motifs are from @mjmucklestone 's #150scandinavianmotifs.  The dog could be a portrait of Nell (even the color isn't too much of a stretch when I've been in a heavy indigo dyed yarn production phase). I am very pleased with this yarn. #maineyarn #strongyarn #islandyarn #naturalindigo #naturaldyer
Writing out tags for a dyelot of #customdyed #coopworth #ganseyyarn.  I try so hard to keep my writing legible but my natural left handed scrawl always asserts itself. Sigh. #maineyarn #strongyarn #naturaldyed #naturaldyedyarn #indigo #naturalindigo #indigodyed #naturaldyersofinstagram #naturaldyes #naturaldyer
Saturday's are for #swatching, in this case with a bit of #scottishblackface fingering weight yarn. I keep buying Scottish blackface fleeces and having them spun up as experiments. This yarn is kempy and tough and probably not every one's cup of tea, but I'm in love. It would make an amazing vest... #strongyarn #maineyarn #soulfulstash #uptonyarns #localyarn #farmyarn #naturaldyes
FITNICE® yarns are made of polyester with completely circular section covered with PVC. Some advantages of this type of spinning are high resistance to abrasion and high dimensional stability of the final product. #architecture #design #sustainablebuildings #strongyarn #polyesteryarn #vinylflooring #wovenvinylflooring
Packaging #uptonyarns #dkweight #bfl for shipment - one of my favorite things to do.  I'm heading back to the boat, so all yarn purchased after feb 1 will have to wait until Mid March for delivery. #naturaldyes #localfleece #localyarn #strongyarn #soulfulstash #maineyarn #naturallydyedyarn #knittersofinstagram #yarnlove
Sale page is up! I've posted the bright yellow/green before, but I can't resist posting it again with its fellow greens.  All three #uptonyarns #dkweight #bluefacedleicester are now listed for sale (link in bio). Dyed with #naturaldyes from @botanicalcolors.  #strongyarn #localyarn #soutlfulstash #localfleece #knittersofinstagram #knittersofig #indiedyer #naturaldyer
And the blues! (I am really happy with how the blues turned out). #uptonyarns #dkweight  #bluefacedleicester now available on my sale page (link in bio). #localfleece #knittersofinstagram #knitlocal #maineyarn #locayarn #strongyarn #soulfushstash #smallfarmyarn #naturaldyes #indiedyers
New #uptonyarns #dkweight #bfl dyed with #naturaldyes will be posted today at noon (uptonyarns.com) All profits from sale of #pinkyarn will go to the ACLU.  #strongyarn  #localyarn #smallfarmyarn #breedspecificyarn #maineyarn #soulfulstash #indiedyersofinstagram #indiedyers #knittersofinstagram
@fibertrek - here are the grays I promised 😉 #dkweight #bfl #uptonyarns I'm getting the sale page ready - should go live this time on Friday. Standby. #naturaldyes #maineyarn #soulfulstash #strongyarn #indiedyer #naturaldyer #knittersofinstagram
I'm getting ready to post new colors of #uptonyarns #dkweight #bluefacedleicester - sale page should be ready by Friday afternoon.  Stay tuned for updates and photos of new colors.  #naturaldyes #newenglandyarn #soulfulstash #strongyarn #knittersofinstagram #indiedyers #localyarn #smallfarmyarn
A fabulous delivery of linen has just arrived in some gorgeous subtle shades as well as some brilliant mixes. I'm heading to the winding machine...I may be some time! #linenyarn #weavingyarn #strongyarn
A fabulous delivery of linen has just arrived in some gorgeous subtle shades as well as some brilliant mixes. I'm heading to the winding machine...I may be some time! #linenyarn  #weavingyarn  #strongyarn 
Some very #pinkyarn bound for the #slatermillknittingweekend this coming weekend. Just because they won't make it to Washington for this March doesn't mean they won't come in handy at all the marches to come. #craftivism #pussyhatproject #p_ssyhatproject #uptonyarns #strongyarn #localyarn #naturaldyes #indiedyers #bluefacedleicester #knittersofinstagram
Getting ready to vend at the #slatermillknittingweekend January 21 and 22 - this is just a small part of the mountain of yarn that has taken over my life. Working with #bluefacedliecester from Maine and #naturaldyes from @botanicalcolors #soulfullstash #localyarn #uptonyarns #strongyarn
A bundle of #uptonyarns #cooperworthganseyyarn at the start of the dye process - first step: scouring. (And  into the pot it goes...)#maineyarn #strongyarn #localyarn #gansey #ganseyyarn.
Skeining #uptonyarns #coopworthganseyyarn today. Could not be more pleased with this yarn!  #strongyarn #ganseyyarn #maineyarn #traditionalyarn #soulfullstash #farmyarn
Part of the pile of #uptonyarns #3plycotswold #sanquhar yarn bound for @bethbrkints. Now I just need to put the tags on the skeins and find a box...#naturaldyes #naturalindigo #strongyarn #maineyarn #localfleece #smallfarmfleece #breedspecificyarn
after 7 months straight of muscle ups, sweaty workouts, and being wrapped in @goattape 5 days a week, my @mailinjewelry handmade bracelet finally gave way. thanks Marlissa for helping me feel pretty even when covered in chalk and blood #strongyarn #strongwomen #crossfitjewelry?
after 7 months straight of muscle ups, sweaty workouts, and being wrapped in @goattape 5 days a week, my @mailinjewelry handmade bracelet finally gave way. thanks Marlissa for helping me feel pretty even when covered in chalk and blood #strongyarn  #strongwomen  #crossfitjewelry ?