Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Best of Maine

Recently I have had the pleasure of revisiting many of my favorite yarn shops and farms along the coast of Southern Maine. Many of you will remember some of the shops we have visited on our 'yarn crawl back to Portland.' Well I'm thinking ahead and planning out some new stops for us along the way.

One, which is a relatively new discovery for me is Romney Ridge Farm in Woolwich, Maine. Kelly Corbit is the owner and caretaker of a herd of Romney sheep, goats, and chickens. With her own lovely golden curls she bears a slight resemblance to the beautiful locks on her sheep.

Not only will we stop to meet Kelly and all her animals, but we'll have the chance to visit her great shop right on the property. Kelly's yarns are either hand-dyed by her or the natural colors of her sheep. Much of the yarn she sells is from her own herd, all the rest come from other Maine farms that take part in a wool cooperative that began way back in the 1940s as a way to help Maine farmers to pool their wool together for sale.

I'm really looking forward to introducing you all to Kelly, her farm animals, and her beautiful yarns when you come to Maine this September.


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