Monday, August 26, 2013

I'm so excited to announce a new yarn in Morning Bright's line up of fabulous bases! I've hand painted my very first batch of Organic Maine Wool - a wonderful worsted weight created with a medium-fine wool from sheep raised on certified organic Maine farms, and minimally processed at a small, certified organic mill in Vermont.

Here's "Schoodic" - a repeatable colorway inspired by my recent solo-camping trip on the coast of downeast Maine -


I've also been busy handspinning 100% angora lately. Here's my latest 2-skein batch - this is undyed, aran weight -


And here's the sweet fellow who provided the precious fluff - my Walter -


Monday, August 5, 2013

My beautifully talented friend, Alicia Plummer of Two Little Plums, has released a gorgeous cowl pattern, "Wharf", using my DK weight organic merino. Maine coast-inspired stripes of "That Summer" and "Childhood" are knit in the round in a simple lace pattern.

I decided to knit my "Wharf" with some of my fingering weight organic merino, in "Daydream" and "Believer". I used smaller needles (3mm and 3.5mm) and increased the cast on number to 260. So lovely! It's also beautiful doubled as a neckwarmer.


I've got some great new colors of fingering weight organic merino in the works right now - stay tuned!

Monday, July 22, 2013

My first blog post! Hoping this will turn out to be a good place to share all the exciting things that are going on here at Morning Bright - we're growing so quickly lately!

Today I've got a new addition at our Etsy shop to share. I've been selling drum carded batts at the local venues all summer, but today I've finally listed a bunch for sale for my online customers. Introducing "Fluffy Watermelon" -


These are 50/50 Angora/Organic Merino, 2 ounces each. I've currently got 5 listed for sale, but have, I think, about 5 more to card and will list them as they come off the carder! Here's the link to my Etsy shop.

The angora I used in these batts came from my beautiful, sweet German Angora rabbit, Lily -


I shear my rabbits with scissors every 3 months, with no harm befalling the rabbits whatsoever. They just sit peacefully in my lap while we listen to soft music, and then get to enjoy a nice hop- and skip-about in their much lighter coats when we're through!

So, there's my first blog post :) If there's anything in particular anyone would like to see me write about, just leave a comment or send me a note at becky@morningbrightfarm.com. Thanks for reading!