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I <3 the homespun yarn party iv


I’m getting plenty excited about the upcoming homespun yarn party.

This year’s is taking place on March 27th, and I am honored to be a part of it once again.  I have been dyeing up a STORM of fiber.  The next 2 weeks will be a frenzy of spinning and making beauty to sell there.  Please come out and visit if you are a fiber aficionado– it’s one of my favorite local events, and a good warm up for the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival coming up in May!

Here are the particulars from the site–

About the Homespun Yarn Party

What: Yarn Party! Check out local yarn vendors, sit and knit, meet new people!

Who: All your favorite local yarn dyers and spinners, plus some extra crafty goodness! And all our knitting/crocheting/spinning friends (you!) of course!!

Where: from 2009-2011: Historic Savage Mill 8600 Foundry Street, Savage, MD 20763 | Just off I-95, plenty of parking! – – check the main page for this year’s date and time

When: Usually the last Sunday in March, 12 PM to 5 PM – check the main page for this year’s date and time

Why: Who needs an excuse to get together and craft?! We wanted to get together and spread some fiber love!

In addition to some great crafty vendors, we also have:

  • free lessons on knitting, crochet, spinning, and maybe more
  • fabulous door prizes to be given away throughout the event
  • weather-permitting, a sit and spin/crochet/knit area out on the deck

And we collect knitted and crocheted items for local charities!

Admission is FREE!

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And there’s a winner….

2 in fact, for the fiber of gnomish origins–

The chosen entry was  CATSUE!!!!

One “Licheny, mermaidy, ocean green silver-blue” yarn will be created for you– or did you want spinning fiber?

The other Yarn will be going out to Jamie… do you prefer yarn or a batt??

Let me know, sweets!  Thanks for entering everyone!! Watch for more giveaways as we get closer to MD Sheep and Wool!

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Updated Mushaboom Gnomegarden

“We’ll collect the moments one by one

I guess that’s how the future’s done.”

That’s just one of my favorite songs.

I named one of my yarns Mushaboom this go round, in it’s honor.

I just finished a big update at the gnomegarden etsy shop.  Here’s the scoop:

Here is an update that was a long time coming :)   ! go to the ETSY! Please  share it with your fiber loving friends and family!

Look for more frequent updates this Spring with lots of spinning fiber, and luscious yarn.

Many of the yarns in this update look fabulous in combination, thus alleviating the ever present question “well, what would I do with one skein??” :)   If you need more ideas though, there is a fab website of low yardage genius at simple patterns to knit with 1-285 yards of yarn and on Ravelry for  “free knit patterns– 285 yards or less”

Please visit me this Spring and let me know how you are!
xo Dawn

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Now you see it….

“To my amazement I have heard that there are people who have never seen a gnome. I can’t help pitying these people. I am certain there must be something wrong with their eyesight.”

Axel Munthe


Here’s a new little gnome whipped up by my dear Jim.

I just finished doing some work for MD Sheep and Wool. I have mentioned that there is going to be a Fiber-Juggernaut happening at the Cloverhill Booth. Here is an ad for said boothjolenemsnwfinal-copy.gif

In case you can’t read that tiny tiny print– it says that these folks will be there:

Neighborhood Fiber Co.* Handmaiden* C*EYE*BER

Fibers* Chewy Spaghetti* Sheila Rovelstad Designs*

Spritely Goods* Dragonfly Fiber Designs* Loop* Knitting

Gnome* A Verb for Keeping Warm* The Sanguine

Gryphon* The Unique Sheep* Brooklyn Handspun* The

Sweet Sheep* The Spun Monkey Fiber Shoppe*

Insubordiknit* Woolarina

I am really excited about it. I’ll be there helping out on Saturday afternoon. I’ll have SO many stitchmarkers. Show me a GNOME and I’ll give you a free marker!

The fibery folks there are truly an amazing collection. If you want to get more info about them there are a couple of places to do so-

The COUNTDOWN TO SHEEP & WOOL BLOG and the Ravelry group. Come meet the artists and chat with others getting all crazy-mad about the festival! :)

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