Sunday, May 18, 2014

A June Knitalong!

I am happy to announce my Moon Stone Farm Yarn group on Ravelry will be hosting a couple knitalongs this summer. I need some more scarves to wear at work to keep the chill out in the winter, so I decided some scarf knitalongs would be just the ticket to make it a little more fun.

Deciding what patterns to use has been a fun job. I was forced to spend time perusing patterns on Ravelry. Possibly I could be accused of coming up with a convenient excuse to spend time pattern digging over there. I wanted the first pattern to be easy, interesting, and use two different skeins to give a striping effect. It also needed to work with fingering weight yarn so it is light enough I could keep it on all day. I ended up choosing a free pattern called Kary's Chevron Scarf. Check it out and join us for a fun June knitalong!

This is the yarn I'll be using:

MSFY Summer Plums and MSFY Brown Purple

Both yarns above are discontinued in my shop, but the Summer Plums color is still available in the any the yarns currently in my shop.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New Stuff!

There are going to be some new things popping up in the shop in the near future!

First, I am introducing a new color:

This is Deep. It is a color I have wanted to dye for a long time. I've worked a long time at getting the right blend of colors to get this color. I hope everyone else will love it as much as I do.

Here are a few hints of other things to come:

New yarns, and rovings will be showing up, so be sure to check into the shop often over the next few weeks!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Whats Been Going On Around MSF

Around here it has been cold this winter. So I've been knitting on some warm projects:

Some green socks in Merino Nylon 2-ply.

This is some Wool Bamboo in Red. It is a pattern that will be showing up in my pattern shop at some future date.

And speaking of the pattern shop, I've been working on the pattern for this mug cozy. For some reason, I never took notes when I made it. I ALWAYS take notes when I am altering a pattern or making one up from scratch. I like to be able to make things again. So I've been working on this all week trying to figure out what size needles I used and how many rows are in a repeat. I have a number of patterns that are almost ready for the shop. They just want pictures. I expect to spend the next few months filling up the pattern shop over on Ravelry and maybe adding some to the etsy shop.

I'm thinking about filling out the color selections in the shop this spring. I have a lot of colors that are only available in one yarn, and I would like to change that. You might wonder why I said 'this spring' and not right now. It takes yarn a lot more time to dry after being dyed in the winter. When it is warmer out, yarn dries faster even if it is hanging indoors.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


I am so very pleased to announce I have patterns available in my Ravelry store now! You can also purchase them through my pattern page here and the pattern page on my other blog. I will be adding more patterns over the next couple weeks. Here is a picture of my first pattern:

Moon Stone Farm Merino Tweed Worsted in Green Brown
I made this hat for my husband Brent last year. His birthday is in the middle of the winter and he'd misplaced his previous warm hat.

I am also very excited about some upcoming knitting projects I will be doing and showing off here. I am going to be knitting a sweater, a hat, fingerless mitts and socks all with my Moon Stone Farm yarns. It is going to be fun to have some knitting things to post about here as well as over on my regular blog. Lately I have been working on other projects, but here is a shot of an on again off again project:

Moon Stone Farm Merino Tweed Sock in Orange, Green, and Grape
This is a Stephen West shawl I started as KAL a couple years ago. I put it down to finish some other project at the time and then forgot about it. It is actually a really fun knit, so I don't know why I didn't pick it back up immediately. No doubt it was one of those 'out of sight, out of mind' moments.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Yarn Blog!

This is going to be the blog for my new yarn shop on Etsy. Previously, it was intended to be about our animals, but I think yarn is better!

There are going to be some new colors coming into the shop this fall and winter and I am very excited to see how they come out. There will be some sneak peaks here at the blog, and some project ideas as well. I have a few projects going involving my Moon Stone Farm Yarn that I will blogging about in the near future.

Friday, July 22, 2011


This is Maggie. She is the hardest worker on our little place. Maggie has to keep an eye on everything. Especially potential monsters. Like the burn barrel when Brent moved it.

The first thing that Maggie likes to do every day is go visit the sheep. I am pretty sure it is to tell them about all the punishment she will be meting out for the tiniest infractions of Border Collie Law. I am also quite certain the sheep laugh at her and then tell her they want breakfast.

I find this picture very comical:

That expression is just hilarious.

Mostly we can’t get pictures of her still. So these pictures were just amazing. I love this one:

She thinks there might be something that needs investigating. You just never know what kind of fun you might find laying about.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

First Post

Welcome to Moon Stone Farm. We are located in the Mann Creek Valley of southwestern Idaho. We have a small herd of registered Shetland sheep and registered miniature La Mancha dairy goats.