- Knitter's Comments about Peace Fleece -
Dear Peace Fleece Folks,
I just received the "blue lagoon" yarn and it is so lovely-- I am currently at work on a zip-front vest with your Autumn Splendor yarn. Am enjoying this luscious yarn--what a wonderful "hand" it has. Keep up the good work and know that it is really appreciated.
Sincerely a fan, Julie
Hi Peace Fleece,
I just found your website from a tangled web of links and sat up one night till 1 in the morning reading every word on every page, laughing and crying and getting back a lost perspective on just what is important in the world. I want to thank you for that and tell you how very much your work matters. I suppose you know that by now and yet...it's still important to celebrate your good work, I think. Thanks for your time and i wish you and everyone who touches peace fleece a good and healing year ahead...
Best Wishes, Caroline
In 1987 I first heard of your Peace Fleece operation. Having spent my childhood on Vinalhaven, I was attracted doubly: sheep, yarn, knitting, Maine, island, peaceful partnerships with "enemies." These were all parts of my life, too, and I contacted you. We even spoke on the phone, as I remember. I was taking a year off from my nurse-practitioner career, living on an island in Washington (where I now live, retired) and working in a yarn store for the sheer pleasure of it. I persuaded the owner of the shop to stock peace fleece and loved telling people about it. We donated a kit of yours to the Island Medical Center auction; I knit the sweater for the winner (a non-knitter) who was pleased. I had completely forgotten the whole incident when last week a woman called me, said the shop owner gave her my name and number. She had a couple of sweaters to be repaired and Julie doesn't like to do such, and thought perhaps I would. So I did. The sweater to be repaired was the very same Peace Fleece Cardigan; I still had the leftover yarn in my bins! It has been worn long and hard, obviously a favorite garment. I lies now stretched back into shape and drying. My hands enjoyed the rebirthing of this sweater. Nothing like restoring one's faith in the enduring stuff, right? So I looked up Peace Fleece online this morning...and here you are, still waging peace with others. Hooray for you, for them. I had to tell you this story to reconnect properly.
Dear Peace Fleece,
About a year ago I ordered several knitting kits from you. I am currently living and working in Peru. My husband and I teach at international schools overseas. This is the 3rd country we have lived in and we have been out of the US for nine years. I teach knitting as an after school activity---I just love knitting! I just wanted to thank-you for all your efforts and your great products. I have been knitting sweaters for kids for gifts and the parents and kids just love them! My friends love the color of your wool and the feel (as well as myself). I will be ordering more soon! Really THANK-YOU FOR YOUR BELIEVES AND YOUR QUALITY PRODUCTS!!!
Knitting away in Lima, Nancy
I just received my recent order from Peacefleece, and I wanted to thank you for being both a provider of wonderful yarn that I love knitting with AND a business that I admire. Thanks so much.
Dear Peace Fleece,
Over the years your company and wonderful vision and products keep coming into my life of their own accord. First, it was a Peace Fleece felting kit I received as a gift when my daughter Kalliope was about 2 years old. I have vivid memories of exploring felting for the very first time with my daughter and mother. The experience of having my fingers surrounded by those rich colors, and the wonderful feel and smell of the lanolin, with the new Mexico desert as our backdrop. My mother and I are inveterate knitters, but it was our first foray into felting (and certainly not the last!). Next, I bought a large bagful of yarn oddments at a second hand store. It was mostly acrylics, but nestled way down into the bottom I discovered one lovely skein of pink flecked wool, and lo and behold, there was the peace fleece label wrapped around it. I have recently rediscovered that skein, which I was saving for just the right project, and I am now using it to knit some children's hats to donate to Afghans for Afghans. Finally, I read your story in KnitLit. I am so impressed not only by your dream, but your ability to actually implement your vision (and create something beautiful and useful in the process!). One of my deepest passions has always been knitting and wonderful wools, and I have always dreamed about finding ways to combine that love more fully into my life. I think that's why the Peace Fleece>story resonates so strongly with me...you have actually done that. Good for you.