or what I do when I am not working or farming …

Kangaroo in my pocket

Posted by mobarger on Nov-18-2009

Kangaroo Dyer Mystery
New England Autumn

Have you discovered Kangaroo Dyer yet?

Kangaroo Dyer

I might have. (Although i don’t remember how…)

Kangaroo Dyer
Painted Desert in Springtime

I just love the muted colors, and the way she chooses them to go together.

Kangaroo Dyer
Rooster Tails

Don’t you?

All About Chickens

Posted by mobarger on Jan-9-2009

You may have guessed it if you read my farm blog, but I think about chickens a lot. A lot. So much I think it has affected by buying habits.
For example, over the holidays I did a little shopping.
Spring Chicken yarn

Here is some lovely merino yarn from and it is as soft and squishy as it looks. She’s a fast shipper and has lots of nice yarn. I think these will make up some quick socks for me.

Offhand Designs bag 'Chicks in a Row '

Did you know Offhand Designs was having a fundraiser? All purchases benefit the Alameda food bank. This is a Stella Bella bag, something out of character for me but it’s cute and I think it will make a great project bag. And the pattern? It’s called “Chicks In a Row.”

Rubber Boots

And these boots from PiperLime complete with little chickens (they called them Fat Birds, but to me they are chickens). I won’t be wearing them until spring but I have a feeling the real chickens (and turkeys!) will really get a kick out of them.

Pile of scarves

These scarves have nothing to do with chickens. I finished up some Christmas knitting and will be sending these out. They are in Lion Brand Moonlight Mohair, a yarn I have always wanted to try. Guess I got that out of my system.

I still have 2 socks to finish up and I will be done with Christmas 2008. Does anyone ever finish Christmas knitting by Christmas?

Noro scarf 292 & 8

Especially when Noro can be *so* distracting!

What? More Yarn?

Posted by mobarger on Jun-23-2007

Afraid so. I think I discovered this shop via eBay – I was searching for something, clicked something else which brought me to another place and finally to a website that had this wonderful self-striping yarn. So I subscribed to the Esty shop’s RSS feed and waited for new stuff. And it came. And I bought.

The vendor is Twisted Fiber Art and here is her Etsy shop.

Check out the packaging. Cute!

I bought a skein of Kabam! which is bamboo,merino and nylon in the colorway Batty. I also got a skein of Duchess, 100% merino in Octarine. And THEN she threw in an EXTRA skein of Shiny yarn in the Netherfield colorway. There is no yardage on the skein and I don’t think it is enough for a pair of socks by itself, but it is very pretty. Thank you!