It was Lydia’s 13th birthday on Thursday. She had a birthday celebration day, complete with two friends staying over, ice skating, a gathering with more friends for a “knit in”. It was a perfect way to celebrate. What’s more, she is now, along with her sisters, and thanks in part to her grandpa, the owner of a Kromski Minstrel spinning wheel.
In fact, her father and two of her sisters are on their way to Charlie’s Hardware, as I type, for the supplies needed to put their own finish upon their new wheel. The new adventures unfold.
Back to the point of my post. Lydia was given a beautiful skein of hand-spun and hand-dyed mohair yarn by her friend Sarah, of the Red Falcon Ranch.
She immediately started work on her hand-knitted mohair bear.
She used a pattern called “Harry Bear,” which she found on Ravelry.com.
This yarn is a “Minnesota Grown” product, by Margaret Steffens of Waseca, Minnesota. You can reach her at email@example.com or 507-835-7766. It comes from the Angora goats that are gently raised by Margaret.