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The Emotional Connection To Creativity - PART 2

Kelly CorbettComment
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When I was pregnant with my first child I bought 3 skeins of Lopi yarn and some knitting needles. I bought a sweater pattern that was waaaaaaaaay beyond what a beginning knitter could ever hope to knit.   But my belly was getting bigger and my energy supply was getting smaller and I needed something creative to keep my mind and hands busy.  I had no sheep and very little knowledge of fiber let alone how to even knit my first stitch.   I bought the yarn for it's deep evergreen color and thick texture  -knowing myself well enough that my attention span would only allow me to work on something that I thought would come together quickly.  

The yarn became very special to me as I read the books that taught me the stitches as I awaited being a mom for the first time.  I still have it to this day, I knit the panels and started the sleeves and named it the 8 year sweater.   I never finished it, but I will never part with it, it is a part of my knitting history.  

Sometimes artistic projects connect us to places and moments, and some with very special people.   I have realized as I have been on this journey that I have had to open my mind to changes in my business if I want to continue to get up every day and do the work I love.   

Beautiful Farm Blend in Goldenrod

Beautiful Farm Blend in Goldenrod

My Farm Blend is at the heart and soul of my business.  It is the result of years of expirimenting, learning and growing. It is what I proudly produce every year from my sheep and I use that solid Romney foundation to create blends with Mohair or Alpaca or other breeds of wool.   I have learned the options for ways to spin, the best uses for, the best colors for white or grey bases, and just recently that a smaller needle changes the whole feel of Farm Blend in a way I would never had imagined.  I learn so much from my customers/friends.  

NIMBUS 

NIMBUS 

When I introduced NIMBUS last Fall, and then few weeks ago UNICORN, it was from a desire to try something new, and have a little different approach by adding to my passion, my lines of hand-dyed yarns.   I have, in the past, spun wool as just wool into a sport-weight yarn and I have learned that that isn't for everyone.   I have learned that being able to produce enough of a type of yarn at a price that makes me a good business woman is very important.  

SOCK yarn -Unicorn Lipstick

SOCK yarn -Unicorn Lipstick

 

I had such a desire to grow, so keeping my Farm Blend as the base of my line,  I found these lovely wool and wool/nylon bases and will continue to introduce new quality yarns from Romney Ridge Yarns & Wool and I will tell you the stories of their purpose and work with you on designs and projects and in the process I will gain knowledge and an emotional connection for you, my customers who I also very much value as my friends. 

xoxo

Kelly