Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Field Trip!


Today was a glorious fall day and Jaala and I took a little field trip. I'm doing an article for the next Knitcircus about Rainbow Fleece Farm, outside of New Glarus WI, for our series on small scale yarn and fiber sources.

We then went up to Mt. Horeb where we ate a delicious lunch at The Sommer House Cafe, after which we mosied down the street to Dane County's newest yarn and fiber shop, The Cat and Crow (no website).




Co-owner Mo Brown



The Cat and Crow specializes in locally grown and/or fair trade products. Right now, most of the yarn comes from co-owner Mo Brown's own sheep. Mo dyes yarn and roving, and will be getting a nice dye studio space in the back room of the shop soon. The Cat and Crow also carries some yarn and supplies that are neither locally produced nor fair trade. When they sell these items, they give a percentage of each sale to a local cause. If you are looking for a special yarn that you might only find in Wisconsin, check it out!

9 comments:

Batty said...

Sheep! And yarn! Wow. It doesn't get better than that -- except when it's yarn from locally grown happy sheep.

YarnThrower said...

Great information!
Thank you!

Bezzie said...

I like that local rack--very clever. I wish more stores around here would do that. I know there are fiber farms nearby!

Caffeine Girl said...

Thanks for the review of the new store. I've been meaning to get there!

knittinbrit_in_wi said...

Looks like a road trip I need to take. Thanks for the review.

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

Jealous (1)

Leslie said...

Looks like a fun field trip! I love the shop owner's shawl.

MollyBeees said...

What a great picture of Mo! Did you have the blue cheese chicken salad at Sommer Haus? YUM!

Deodand said...

Also drooling over that fantastic shawl.