Meet a Sheep!
Everyone is invited to the At Home Store in Fairfield on Saturday, November 12, from 11 am to 3 pm, to meet a member of the flock and see what everyone has been knitting. The sheep will be waiting in the garden at the back of the store to greet you, and wool from the flock will be offered for sale at the store. In addition, there will be knitted samples, project ideas, patterns, kits, along with a drawing for a door prize and hot cider.
Photo by Rick Donhauser
When Rhonda Foster and her husband, Doug Foster, moved from Burlington to their rural Danville home in 2015, Rhonda Foster knew she wanted some kind of livestock to graze in the 2.5-acre pasture and barn accompanying their property. It was at the encouragement of her knitting group at the At Home Store in Fairfield, where she sells her yarn, that she decided on sheep. (Burlington Hawkeye article, 2014)
Rhonda has made it possible for our local knitters to knit with Iowa wool that is completely traceable from sheep to skein. It is a joy to work with the yarns produced from these sheep. The yarn has a liveliness, a buoyancy and springiness not found in commercially produced yarns.