December 21, 2001
We're entering what I fondly call the Vitamin D days of winter. To compensate for the sun's scant presence, I always treat myself to massive doses of color.
Far From Half-Pint
The prescribing doctor for my color therapy is Ellen Minard, owner of Ellen's 1/2-Pint Farm. She hand-paints skein after skein of yarn from her farmhouse kitchen in rural Vermont.
For years you could only get her yarns at festivals and shows. But today, thanks to online ordering, you can treat yourself to a dose of Ellen any time of the year. I review her hand-painted mohair this week.
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New This Week...
Ellen's 1/2-Pint Farm Hand-Painted Mohair
Don't let the name mislead you. Ellen Minard's hand-dyed yarns are anything but half-pint. But will they survive our hot water test? Let's take a look!
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