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A Middle School Marvel

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This is an article written by our friend, Donna Brown.  We plan on having more articles focusing on the results of knitting in the future. 

I teach knitting to Middle Schoolers.  Yes, you read that correctly.  Middle Schoolers.  Those strange young humans who range from under five feet to over six feet tall.  The very same young people who are trying to find out who they are, and where they fit in the world around them. They can be awkward, passionate, idealistic, active, and most of all, FUN!!!

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Brown Sheep Company: The Prequel

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Peggy Jo (Brown) Wells grew up in a home where handwork was encouraged.  She was an avid seamstress and knitter through her childhood and teen years, when she wasn’t out helping her dad with the tractor work on the family farm.

Before Christmas of her sophomore year of college,

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Our Charity Knitting Project

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We host “Knit Night” for our community at the Brown Sheep Company Mill Store once a month, and have for about four years now.  When Knit Night began,

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A New Year, a Renewed Commitment

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A New Year, a Renewed Commitment

Western Nebraska awakened to a White New Year’s Day.  About three inches of snow had fallen overnight, and the trees and fields were covered with the most beautiful layer of blinding white snow. 

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Jane Austen Knits

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Jane Austen, born in 1775, has touched countless lives through her novels.  She wrote about things and people familiar to her.  She gives a taste of what living in 18th century England would have been like, with all of the formalities and rules of the time.

Sadly, I was not introduced to Jane’s work until I became an adult, but have tried to make up for lost time by reading all of her books, and then watching every movie made to represent them.  I must admit, the 1995 BBC version of Pride and Prejudice featuring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth, is my absolute favorite.

I was thrilled when Interweave published Jane Austen Knits recently.  It features 31 knitting patterns inspired by Jane Austen’s descriptions of clothing in her books.  Three of these patterns feature Brown Sheep Company yarn, so I wanted to give special attention to them by giving a short interview with the designers.  The patterns are for Damask Mittens, The Cottage Tea Cozy, and A Most Sensible Bonnet.  Meet the designers….

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