Follow the flock!

Knitters, crocheters, weavers and crafters of all kinds will be migrating north and south along the I-91 corridor between Connecticut and Vermont this weekend for the I-91 Shop Hop.  Our delightful yarn crawl includes eleven shops, so there is a lot to discover. Maureen has designed a new pattern for the occasion that will be […]


Sheep and goats and bees, oh my!

The work crew at the Spinnery has grown dramatically this week, thanks to some four legged and winged helpers that are now in residence behind the Mill. Our carder and general handy-man, Andy brought in a small group of his Shetland lambs to help with brush clean up.  Instead of using a gasoline powered tool […]


Get to know our sale yarns

If you haven’t already taken advantage of one our biannual Sales, we thought we’d provide some more information about the yarns we’ll be offering at some terrific prices. Unwashed Odd weight skeins: Odd weight skeins are first quality, but the yarn is, overall, a bit lighter or heavier than in a regular weight skein.  We […]


yarn adjacent new arrivals

This Spring’s lambing season is wrapping up, and many of the folks that we spin for are finally getting a full-night’s rest. While we don’t have a flock here at the Spinnery, we do find ourselves happily distracted with thoughts of darling lambs this time of year, and so we thought we share some of […]


Just released: a perfect warm weather cardigan!

This week, our friend Elizabeth Doherty of Blue Bee Studio released a new cardigan pattern, Farallon, named for the islands off the California coast near San Francisco. Maureen and Kate got a sneak peek of this sweater at Stitches West. When they tried it on, they recognized that this cardigan’s unique construction and delicious fabric […]


Let’s play with Fall color!

We are pleased to announce that Maria Muscarella will be the featured instructor for the Spinnery’s 2019 Fall Knitters’ Weekend Retreat.  (Friday, September 27th to Sunday, September 29th, 2019). Maria Muscarella is the dyer, teacher, podcaster, and knitwear designer behind Ninja Chickens. She began her career in the field of holistic medicine as a nurse-herbalist […]


Take a break

We know how hectic the holiday season can be.  With all of the hustle and bustle it can be important to carve out a bit of quiet crafting time to preserve your equanimity.  So this week we have an unusual treat for you, so that you can do just that. Our friends at Verb for […]


Sweater Weather

We’re digging out from our first snow storm of the season which makes this the perfect week to introduce you to our newest sweater pattern: Bea’s Cardigan, designed by Melissa Johnson.  This beautiful sweater pattern is named for one of Melissa’s former students and now dear friend. This sideways cardigan features geometric patterns inspired by […]


Knitworthy hats

Do you enjoy knitting gifts as much as we do?  And what feels more rewarding than being able to work up a hat in just a few hours? We have a whole collection of great hat patterns to share with you this week.  Our friend Mina (aka Knitting Expat) recently published the New York Hat […]


A new cowl pattern and a limited edition kit!

We’re pleased to announce the public release of Maureen’s Melody Cowl pattern. This ruched cowl can be knit up at two different circumferences according to your preference.The pattern was created for visitors who participated in last week’s yarn crawl.  It features a brand new yarn for the Spinnery that will be officially available for sale […]


Less than a week away

We can’t wait for this year’s I-91 Shop Hop!  The fun starts Thursday, June 21st when we open our doors at 9am!  All participating shops will be open from 10am – 6pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 12pm – 5pm on Sunday. Our 9 am opening on Thursday and Friday will give folks a […]


Good news for everyone!

Well over a month ago, we packed up dozens of boxes of yarn and all of our booth supplies so that these materials could travel across the country to Santa Clara, California on a freight train.  This method of travel would ensure that all of the goodies we were bringing to Stitches West could arrive […]