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Go straight to the source

Posted by Melanie Cheripka on

Go straight to the source

Have you ever wondered where my yarns are sourced? My supplier's family were wool merchants over 75 years ago and developed their relationship with the mill that continues to this day! Most of their fibers come from Peru and South America with vast landscapes, where people tend to live in rural settings and farm their animals in small communities. Generally, herds will be looked after by a shepherd or shepherdess. Most Peruvians own their animals, anything from a few to hundreds. They are kept most often for fleeces. Frequently women will spin their own fleeces for weaving and knitting. Textiles...

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A new way to order yarn!

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In today's blog post I'm going to introduce you to a new way of ordering here at Baad Mom Yarns. I realized recently that you may not have been able to order exactly what you wanted when you wanted it so hopefully this will fix that.  I have yarn in stock, but I have now set my shop up to allow overselling. This means that you can order yarn that isn't in stock. This is great news for you if you're looking for sweater quantities! And you don't have to worry about missing out when I do shop updates.  So what does this mean?...

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Easy Travel Knitting Projects for Summer

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Easy Travel Knitting Projects for Summer

It feels like summer has gone from lazy days full of pool time and lemonade to a full schedule of appointments, get-togethers, and sporting events! No matter where your summer calendar falls on that spectrum, one way to make sure you always have fun is to take your knitting everywhere you go. Whether you've got hours on the beach or a few minutes in a waiting room, your knitting will never let you down! In the spirit of summer, today I'm rounding up some travel-ready projects that are ready to go anywhere with you. I tried to choose projects I thought...

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Beginner projects for your first hand dyed yarn

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Beginner projects for your first hand dyed yarn
Have you ever drooled over gorgeous hand dyed yarns but hesitated to buy because you didn't know what to knit with it? Maybe you just started knitting and don't want to use expensive yarns until you're an "expert".

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How to wind hand dyed yarn into a ball

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How to wind hand dyed yarn into a ball
You have a lovely skein of indie hand dyed yarn. But it came to you in a weird twisty thing...now what?! You absolutely cannot knit from the skein like you can from store bought yarns. If you do, will have a huge pile of yarn vomit and you won't be happy. 

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