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Fresh New Goodies!

Ready for some fun new Bobolink Products? What would you say to a gradient skein with great eye-appeal? We are now offering 2ply Fingering Coopworth in a gorgeous gradient ball. The base yarn is natural gray, so the rich colors will really stand out. Balls contain 200g/790 yards. This wool comes from friends in Hardwick, VT. We are now offering local sock yarn! Settlement … Read More Fresh New Goodies!

Art, Comfort, Yarn

Today is Election Day in the US. Anticipation and stress fill the air as I’m driving to one of VT’s premier yarn shops to buff up their inventory of Bobolink Yarns. Winding through a small town, I see that political sign-wavers are out in force while voters slow traffic crossing in the crosswalks. November is already a stressful time of year generally on the … Read More Art, Comfort, Yarn

Falling in Love with a Yarn

It hasn’t been easy to translate my love of wool into yarn that fibercrafters will want. When I am handling good wool and deciding whether to buy it, I am always thinking about whether or not it will be soft enough for people who are used to Merino yarn and similar offerings. I admit I spent some time panicking about whether I’ve spent money … Read More Falling in Love with a Yarn

Visiting Settlement Farm – A Vermont Yarn Economy

I was lucky enough to visit Settlement Farm in Underhill today. After months of not-visiting other farms and sheep, I felt really ready to have a socially-distanced meetup with another shepherd. I ostensibly went to buy some wool for Bobolink Yarns, but I stayed for some special shepherd-time. David Martin raises Montadale cross sheep on a vast and lush acreage. The rich grass shows … Read More Visiting Settlement Farm – A Vermont Yarn Economy

Scuttleship Romney Returns

…and it’s brought friends! After what felt like forever, our Bobolink Yarns Scuttleship Romney 3ply Fingering Yarn is back in stock! Describing yarn without just handing you some to touch is difficult, but here’s a go at it: We want to disconnect the word “Local” from the word “Rustic”. These yarns are made from Vermont-raised fiber, but they are smooth, sophisticated yarns that create … Read More Scuttleship Romney Returns

Heritage Acres

Check out a little feature from Heritage Acres in which I describe the process I use for buying and planning my yarns! https://heritageacresmarket.com/local-yarn-is-possible/

Scuttleship Romney

It’s here! The Scuttleship Romney 3ply Fingering yarn is everything we hoped it could be. It’s smooth, lightly crisp but still soft and very pleasant on the hands. I am so pleased with it that I’m planning to send the 2020 clip to the mill just as soon as I can so we’ll have more of this amazing yarn. Each skein is 220 yards/50g. … Read More Scuttleship Romney