Like most of us, I really don't need more yarn in my life, but when one of my clients mentioned that they were launching a new yarn club this year, I couldn't resist signing up. The Legacy Yarn Club from Mountain Meadow Wool will feature themed boxes of US-made, sustainably produced yarns which support family ranches in the western states. I love yarn with a story, and this club has it in spades!
My first shipment arrived this month, and it did not disappoint in the slightest! I received two skeins of worsted weight yarn (one natural/undyed skein and one dyed skein), two patterns, information about the ranch which raised the sheep, and a discount code to use in their online store - and it was all beautifully packaged in this box:
While the patterns included in the box were tempting, I fell in love with how the two skeins looked together and decided I wanted to knit a project using both yarns. I found a free pattern on Ravelry, the Lychee Mittens, and immediately cast on:
The softness of the yarn is really remarkable - it almost feels like a very crisp yet supple cotton. I absolutely can't wait for the next club shipment in April, and when my six-month subscription expires, I may even renew for another 6 months. Thank goodness they are making that option available year-round!