Big news here from the farm. After several months of work and tweaking, my new website is live. If you have a minute, check it out. I've added lots of new products for sale. My site handles all the downloads itself! Now this might not seem like a big deal to you all but for me - IT IS! It was built for me by Mary Hager who specializes in farm websites and is a local girl. She has been fun to work with. Mary loves coding (thank goodness because I do not understand it at all).
Mary has built a CSA program called CSA SIMPLE which she is marketing to farmers who run CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture). Just thought I would put that out there if any of you reading are farmers needing a software system.
Check out my new website here. I would appreciate comments and if something doesn't work, of course, I really would like to know!
Now for another sneak peek from my new book 50 Sunflowers to Knit Crochet and Felt. The yellow sunflower above is knit. I used Valley Yarns Northhampton in Gold for the petals - what a perfect sunflower color. The center is handdyed by my friend Gail Callahan aka The Kangaroo Dyer. It is called BFL Fingering Hand Dyed and is available from Valley Yarns also. I used it double stranded. The pom poms were made of odds and ends of gold and oranges. I use a Susan Bates pom pom maker.
You can see that I was inspired by the textures and petals of this sunflower that grew in our field one summer.