that is most definitely not the case with Kiparoo Farm.
3511 Bussard Road
Middletown, MD 21769
I have been a yearly visitor to their fair stand at The Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. I own a lovely selection of their yarns.
This wonderful farm is located in rural Maryland.
The farm house serves as the home and studio for Annie Kelley who is the owner of the Kiparoo Farm yarn brand. The yarn is from her sheep. She freely talks about her life as a farmer - and as a milker of cows. And her enthusiasm for her life and craft is infectious!
This farm dates back to the 1700s and she says there is actually one very dilapidated building on the grounds from that time. The farm house was built in the 1800s.
She is surrounded by beautiful rolling farm country.
The first floor of the house has 3 rooms that serve as her studio.
But through all the windows, glimpses of the farm can be seen.
Of course, for knitters like my sister and I, the yarn is the star of the show.
One of my favorites is her Silk Road - 50% Marino Wool, 50% Silk.
There is little that compares to the feel of this yarn.
|The colors of this yarn were so much better in person!|
It goes without saying that I bought some yummy yarn.
A wonderful cotton called Celtic Cotton now has a new home with me.
The moment I saw it I knew that some of this great stuff was going to be mine.
This cotton is machine wash and dry. It is spun around a central core that prevents the cotton from sagging - something that cotton is prone to do.
All of her yarns have pattern support - and samples of the patterns are on display in the studio.
The basic patterns are well written and attractively presented.
The farm even has a mission statement ...
Amazingly, I did not get any pictures of the sheep or the cows! Go figure! But I know I will be making this trip again and will correct that omission. It would be a wonderful day trip when my cousins come to visit.
Thank you Annie Kelley for your gracious assistance - spending much precious time away from your farm duties with my sister and I. Our visit was memorable.