The Polypay Project

It has been a dream of mine to run a dyeing company solely with yarn that I have personally sourced and developed, from farm to yarn.  In fact, before the yarn store opened and the dyeing came into full swing, I obsessed about opening my own mill, right here on the Palouse.  I have come to realize, however, that I am not a particularly handy or mechanically inclined sort of person, but much better suited to playing with color.  So, back to my current dream, sourcing fiber and matching it with a mill.

The local shearer stopped by last week, with a handful of greasy, crimpy, wonderful fleece.  The best he has seen this season.  Growing on sheep right here, less than a 30 minute drive away!  Belonging to a wonderful lady named Bev!  I was hooked.  We made the drive.  I bought all the fleece.

6 months to a year.  That is my estimation of the time involved in this new project, to take it from start to finish.  So, I thought I would share it with you, the wonderful knitters and appreciators of color that you are.  And I hope to pique your interest in a wonderful breed of sheep, and share the wonderful local yarn that results.