Monday, November 10, 2014

My Kind of Shopping



A couple weeks ago I headed for the Black Cat Farmstead to do a little shopping.


I wanted some needle felting needles but I knew I wouldn't leave without some yarn or roving (carded wool, ready to be spun).









As soon as my car pulled in, a few friends began making their way to the fence to say hello.










Andrea's shop is in an old house. I was so excited and eager to get inside, I didn't take a photo of the outside. Think old white clapboard, crumbly brick chimney, peeling paint, standard Wisconsin 1800s farmhouse.



She had sold all her felting needles at a wool fair the day before. Boo hoo.


The wool is all hand spun and hand-dyed by Andrea and the colors are so ... so... so...


What do you think I chose?

Couldn't you just eat it up?

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  1. What a great place to visit, I would struggle to choose anything in there I would want it all.

  2. That shop is truly an adventure. I like your friends!

  3. Eat it??????????
    I am afraid that my culinary delights does not go as far as eating yarn or wool - sheep, goat or alpaca.
    The brownish coloured yarn would make excellent "dreadlocks" for the unwashed brigade!
    I oftened wondered if it was real but was never game to touch for fear of some disease,
    now after seeing that ladies yarn etc. maybe the dreadlocks are "stick ons" ????
    Only 24 hours to go and yippee - up, up and away from this stupid G20 business in
    Aussie Col

    1. An American expression apparently, when you really like something a lot. :-)

  4. Cynthia, at my place we don't have those shops. It is completely different from European standards. But I think It is nice and so interesting. You can buy wool only in the shops in the cities. And it is not so popular here ( only in the mountains) It is completely different continent but in that way world is wonderful because different... .. Take care in your snowy world. You are a gifted person

  5. The animals are ok. The wool is good and for you wonderful you can buy it. We used to have women spinning wool once here, more so in a few country areas. It was a fad that came and went with the odd person still doing it. Not that many jumpers knitted or croched etc. these days.

  6. I'm choosing all that has a purple in it, but I guess I'm not really guessibg what you git then. Hm ok let me say you got few of each colour? Dunno if that makes sense hehe

  7. There's a lot of pink in the woo; I buy these days.

  8. I love the animal friends that greeted you at the gate and the colors of the wool are all beautiful.

  9. Wonderful photography ~ Love the goat with his head titled! What a place ~ a definite 'cane store' for needleworkers!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol
    A Creative Harbor

  10. What a grand old farmhouse! Looks like that wool is "fresh" from the farm.

  11. What a great house. And I love your friends!

  12. Oh boy! What a fun shopping trip!

  13. My wife knits off and on. I love going to the shops with her when she buys yarn. I just love all the different colors and textures. The amazing thing is that don't charge for taking photographs.

  14. Cute animal faces!

  15. Oh, I love the wool, I have knitted a lot in my haydays, jumpers with complicated patterns with lots of colours. I never do it anymore now...

  16. Oh that goats's face is just gorgeous! Needle felting is on my list of things to try one day.

  17. beautiful choices and faces today! I can imagine that old farmhouse. I have never tried felting... I bet you got snow..hope you are safe at home:)

  18. Okay! This is my dream house. Wish I could have been with you. I will keep coming back to this post to see that room with the old stove! Love the one you picked out!