As some of you know I will be having a couple fiber ladies joining Ranching Tradition Fiber as guest writers. I am super excited to introduce you to Kate and Pam....
Meet Kate Stowell ~ She first learned to knit in high school when her Mom’s friend taught her. But she didn’t really begin to knit in earnest until many years later. She found a wonderful LYS, took classes, and bought lots of yarn. Then she moved across the country. And that’s when she developed an abiding respect for what she calls “authentic” yarns. She is a knitter, a crocheter, and a quilter. She wants to learn how to weave. She will never knit socks! Her other passion in life is writing. She lives in Sheridan, WY with her husband and two rescue Corgi mix sisters, Mona and Lisa.
Kate runs a company called Yarn for Good
We all have yarn that we no longer need. And we all have projects for which we need just one or two more skeins. Yarn for Good is designed to put unused yarn to good use! She hopes that you will find yarn on this site that you need or want, and love. She also hope that, if you are in the mood to destash, you’ll send your yarn along with the charity that you would like your yarn sales to benefit. Proceeds from all yarn sales are donated to a designated charity or charities.
Meet Pam Allmedinger ~ Pam LOVES all things fiber and is excited to share fiber explorations with you in the future – her own, and those of others. But before we do that, here’s a little about Pam. Her paternal background is in the Bitterroot area of Montana. Her great-great grandfather was a homesteader in the rural community her father grew up in – her dad was fourth generation. They raised cattle and other livestock and hayed. Pam's husband and herself now own her grandparents part of the family homestead and spend several weeks there every year. She has been fortunate enough to be in Montana and explore many fiber opportunities through the annual Copper K Fiber Festival. Did she mention that she love working with her hands and FIBER! Pam learned to knit when she was eight. Dreaming of projects, choosing yarn and then knitting up items like socks, shawls, cardigans, and more recently gnomes have always brought her joy. Also, she really likes exploring new techniques and adding texture, and her hope is, you do too – like lace, cables, brioche, long and short rows, and color-work, for example. Besides knitting, some of her other fiber interests include: crocheting, preparing fiber, spinning singles, plying yarn, weaving, and dyeing – a little bit. Anything fiber is open to explore … She can be excited anywhere along the process and hope to ignite some excitement in you too.
Watch for some fun new blog posts to come!