Welcome . . .
As I am trying to make the website easier to navigate, it will look a little different for a while. To begin with, since all the shows are virtual at this time, I will continue to do some show colorway specials. You will find all of those specials on the “Special Show Colorway” page. I also plan to keep those show colorways up on the site for a few shows. So even though “Hopeful” will be the featured colorway for the Maryland Virtual show, “Grateful” is still available and is on the Special Show Colorway page.
I have just added a page for “Odds and Ends”. This is yarn that I have only a small amount of, and will not be carrying in the future. Again, when you are at a show you can see this yarn, but since there are no “in-person” shows at this time, this will be the only way I can offer these yarns. They are NOT in my standard colorways, and what I have in stock is it, you will not be able to get another skein in the future, so keep that in mind when deciding on a project using these yarns.
My plan is to keep the free shipping for now. Since I am not paying for booth fees, and to help all of you with your purchases, I will absorb the postage for the time being.
Ellen’s 1/2 Pint Farm was started in 1985 with two sheep and one spinning wheel. It’s been a great journey, and we are still going! And still loving it! We attend many sheep & wool festivals and knitting conventions. We specialize in Handpainted yarns, fibers, and wool fabric.
Unfortunately, so many of my yarns are a “one-time” dye lot, and many of you like to look at all the options in my booth, so it makes it very difficult for you to place an order. If you would like something other than a standard colorway, send me an email with colors that you like, I can take pictures of the skeins that are in stock for you to choose from. OR, you could also just ask for anything in blues, or purples, etc, and I will pick the skein for you.
In addition to the yarns, fibers and bags that are available on the website, you will find many other items for sale in our booth, including knitting supplies, needles (we carry Knitter’s Pride, Knit Picks, and Skacel, crochet hooks, beads, stitch markers, dyes, felting supplies, ball winders and swifts. Everything you need to support your knitting projects! If you are interested in purchasing something that is not on the website, but you have seen in the booth at a show, or would like to have me custom dye a specific amount of yarn or fiber, please send me an email and we can discuss how to order it on the website.
The show schedule is correct for 2021, unless more shows are canceled.
One thing that is very important to me is fighting cancer. 9 years ago I lost my sister, Carol, to lung cancer. Many of you knew her as she came with me to all of my shows. Since then I have been raising money for the Prouty, (theprouty.org). We’ve raised over $15,000 in the 9 years. Here is a picture of our team from 2019!
And on a personal note, here are my helpers, first, my constant companion of 12+ years…
And two more helpers who just LOVE to help on the computer……