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Yarn Scholarship & KAL Countdown!

A photo of a pair of blue & black marled knit mittens in the snow near dog paw prints The Montana Fiber shed “Winter Mitt” Knit-A-Long will be having our first Zoom meeting in under a week!  I am so excited for this!  I am happy to   report that we’ve had several folks sign up, it should be a fun group.  Better still, in an effort to “get more Montana Wool in peoples’ hands” Carol of Steitzhof Merinos has offered a yarn scholarship.  (These folks are “local” to me in Montana terms - just about an hours drive south.  They raise beautiful natural colored merino sheep, & even brought home the Grand Champion trophy from Black Sheep Gathering for best natural colored wool fleece.)

The Montana Fibershed folks write:

"Montana Fibershed has been offered some lovely, soft Montana Merino wool for use in the Winter Mitt Knit KAL!  If you are having difficulty procuring Montana yarn for any reason, please write to us at montanafibershed@gmail.com, attention: yarn scholarship,  and tell us a little bit about yourself.  We would like to help as many crafters as possible participate in this fun project.  We look forward to hearing from you!"
I know this is short notice but the deadline to send in your application emails is this Sunday (01/23/22) so that the yarn can be mailed out with enough time for you to use it for the KAL.
How lovely and generous!  If you or someone you know would like to participate in this Knit-A-Long, but doesn’t have any Montana yarn to work with please drop a line to the email above! 

Also new, for those of you who’d like to get ahold of my mitten pattern, any of the Spin-Off Magazine issues I’ve been published in, or are interested in the publication in general, I’m now an affiliate for their publishing company: Long Thread Media.  Basically what this means is if you choose to make a purchase from them by following any of the links to their website or banners here on my site, I’ll receive a small commission for the sale.  So in the future when my blogs say “affiliate link” this is what they’re referring to.  I believe in transparency and if in the future I become an affiliate to or am sponsored by another company in any way you will know about it.  Most of the ones from Long Thread will look like the banner at the bottom of this post.

 

This will just be a way to send a few extra dollars my way & support my fiber arts while I’m promoting publications I work with at the same time, so thank you all for your support.

 

I hope you all are warm & well,

As always, happy crafting!
-Madeline

 

 

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