Monday, July 22, 2013

Oma's Organic

Often ideas have to marinate and simmer awhile before everything comes together.  Several ideas have been brewing in the dye pots over here, and I'm happy to finally release one of them.

Oma's Organic is a DK weight yarn that is grown and processed here in the US.  While many yarn bases come from abroad, we do produce wool here in this country.  In my effort to buy locally I've been searching out US produced wool, and Oma's Organic fits the bill.  As an added bonus, it's spun here in New England.

Oma is German for grandmother, and this yarn is named for my Oma, my great-grandmother. She was Oma to everyone in the family.  Oma preferred to be outside tending the garden and her chickens rather than doing housework.  She lived to a ripe old age.  Naming an organic yarn with her in mind seemed appropriate.

Oma's Organic is a 2-ply yarn full of spring and bounce.  It produces rich colorways and has wonderful stitch definition.  Oma's Organic is available now online.  If you want to see it in person, it will be at all of the fall shows.

1 comment:

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

Beautiful! My husband had an Oma, too, and I thought of her when I saw the base name.
Finding domestic stuff is hard, isn't it? It makes me a bit sad how tough it can be to find.