This question came from Rita, and I thought it was such a good one it warranted a blog post! What do you actually plant to get straw? Is the plant named “straw”? Straw is a byproduct of planting grain. It’s the leftover stem of a plant that has been harvested for the seed head. […]


Our December Knitalong: The Morehouse Cabled Ear Warmer designed by VanessaKnits in supersoft, ultra-squishy Morehouse Merino and knit with just 1 skein of Morehouse Bulky   One lucky newsletter subscriber will win a Morehouse Cabled Ear Warmer KnitKit, courtesy of Morehouse Farm and Vanessa Knits. To be eligible, you must be a newsletter subscriber of […]

Fair Isle Color Layout – for Harriet’s Hat

Color is tough, because it’s as much personal preference as anything else. For Harriet’s Hat, Harriet picked out the colors of the Gilbert Bain Hospital and interlaced them through this beautiful design, adding pops of color here and subtlety there.  Here’s what the finished project looks like, courtesy of MRI Markers.  Notice the snowflakes are […]