Another fun Angorapalooza is in the books! The scarves all turned out beautiful, the kids had a blast, people enjoyed learning about the process, more teams joined in this year, and the creativity, yet again, topped last year! So glad to see this addition to the farm show taking off!
Yesterday was a pretty exciting day as Madi and her friend, Caleb, participated in the inaugural Master Showman Competition at the PA State Farm Show! They both represented the rabbit department. As a part of the competition, they, along with the other champion showman from the other species, had to perform showmanship with beef steers, market lambs, swine, goats, and rabbits! It was a fun event to watch, the kids had a great time, and its a wonderful new addition to the Farm Show schedule! In the end, Madi placed 4th overall, which is something to really be proud of! Afterwards, we all raced over to the Large Arena to watch Madi do-si-do the night away in the annual Square Dancing Competition! Today is a more laid back day for her getting ready to gear up for tomorrow's Fleece to Shawl event!
Yesterday yes another exciting day at the PA Farm Show! It was a team effort, but we managed to qualify for the Angel food cake contest! After hours of laughs and cake decorating early in the morning this weekend, our cake managed to make the top 20 cut out of 107 cakes!! We were shocked! Tyler also took 1st place in the mixed hay class. Then, the girls held a bunny to scarf demonstration in the rabbit room along with some 4H friends and Ginger Snap the bunny, where they spun angora fiber and wove a scarf in about 2.5 hours! The last exciting event yesterday was the overall rabbit showman contest! Madi ended up taking overall rabbit showman and her buddy, Caleb, won Reserve! Both of them go on to compete in the Overall Master Showman in the Sale Arena later tonight! It's the first year they are holding this event, so just to have been selected to compete in the contest is pretty neat for Madi!
Today at the Farm Show was a busy day between demonstrations, Madi competing in rabbit showmanship, and a group presentation on all things rabbits on the Lancaster Farming Stage! We were all very excited for Madi because she placed 1st in the Senior Rabbit Showmanship category! The kids all worked together to present all things rabbits on the Lancaster Farming stage with a petting area, spinning angora fiber, answering questions, handing out rabbit jerkey, and more! What a fun day...we are looking forward to the rest of the Farm Show week!
*Knitters Dream Yarn Store Closing by December 31, 2018!** MILL WILL REMAIN OPEN AS THAT IS WHERE WE WILL BE FOCUSING OUR EFFORTS
Hello everyone, We have appreciated and enjoyed each and every one of our customers over the past 16 plus years. You've shared your projects, your stories, and your talents with us. You've also watched as we moved our store from my mom's home to our farm on the hill when we added The Blue Mountain Farms Fiber Mill. Over the past five years, our focus has been changing. The kids have grown, Ashley is now engaged, Tyler is embarking new adventures with his life, and our little Madi is now a senior in high school. Who can believe that? She was just a wee one year old when our whole adventure began.
This brings us to where we are now. We have decided to pour our efforts and focus into the fiber processing mill, our own products, and exciting adventures to come. We aren't able to give the shop the time it deserves, so we've decided to dissolve it. Beginning this Saturday, September 15 from 10 - 3, we will start our liquidation sale. We will continue the sale until all inventory is exhausted, including special highlighted sale items each week. We will, however, be continuing with our Blue Mountain Farms Products and Fiber Mill, and that will be our primary focus. We hope to see you all throughout the duration of this process, and be sure to stay tuned for some exciting things that will be happening with Blue Mountain Farms and our family in the coming months. This isn't the end for us, rather its the beginning of the next chapter for our family business as it continues to grow!
Starting this Saturday, September 15, from 10 - 3, everything in the store will be marked down. All Blue Mountain Farms Products will receive a 10% discount. All commercial yarns will be at least 25% off. All patterns and books will be 35% off and all notions will be 20% off. The sale will continue through our normal business hours next week, September 19 - 22 : Wednesday - 10 - 4, Thursday - 12 - 7, Friday 10 - 4, and next Saturday - from 10 - 3. We will be closed the following Friday and Saturday - September 28 & 29 to attend Shenandoah Fiber Festival. Additional dates will be announced the beginning of October.
Knitters Dream 60% Off Liquidation Sale.We're continuing our liquidation sale through this Saturday, December 8th.. As we continue our liquidation of our commercial yarns, our sale is simple. All remaining commercial yarns, needles, and accessories will be 60% off! Guess What? All in stock Blue Mountain Farms yarns will be 30% off. We are also having Dollarama on all patterns! Yup, all patterns will be on sale - 5 for $5.00 or $2 / each. Books and larger patterns will be 50% off. We look forward to seeing you for this sale which will run beginning this Friday, December 7 through Saturday, December 8th. Hours are 10 - 4 Friday and 10 - 3 Saturday.
If you're looking for great Christmas gifts, all models will be on sale too, many for less than the cost of the yarn! Many beautiful items to choose from. If you want a great quality gift for a small price, this is your chance.
Just thought we'd share this close-up of a beautiful rug done up with some of our corespun processed in our mill!
From the Farm...