true blue

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this land is your land, this land is my land


from california to the new york island


from the redwood forests the the gulf stream waters,


this land was made for you and me.


as i was walkin’ that ribbon of highway


i saw above me that endless skyway.


i saw below me that golden valley


this land was made for you and me


I’ve roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps


To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts;


And all around me a voice was sounding:


This land was made for you and me.


When the sun came shining, and I was strolling,


And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling,

As the fog was lifting a voice was chanting:

This land was made for you and me.


Nobody living can ever stop me,


As I go walking that freedom highway;


Nobody living can ever make me turn back

This land was made for you and me.

—woodie guthrie, 1956


all of us here—myself, david, erica, anastasia, laura, lillian, and lauren—extend our sincerest gratitude for your continued support of our american made products. each skein of BNWs is touched by the loving hands (and hooves!) of farmers, shearers, mill technicians, and our attentive staff—people (and animals) you know by name.

your purchases make the yarn world go ’round and we thank you. happy independence day!


26 thoughts on “true blue

  1. Sentiments so beautifully expressed in lyrcs and your photographs. May all around the world be blessed with freedoms that we have.

  2. This was so inspirational and thoughtful. There are many folks who benefit from these beautiful yarns born in the USA. You and your crew have a safe, enjoyable and happy Independence Day!

  3. Happy Independence Day! Thanks to you and everyone at Knitspot for giving us access to such lovely American-made yarn and designs!

  4. Great post! Great pictures to go with it. Happy 4th to my Knitspot family.

  5. Kudos for a clever and inspiring tribute to our nation and American-made products. I can’t say enough how much I appreciate your designs, artisan yarns and especially my relationships made possible via the Knitspot community. Hope you all enjoy a spectacular Fourth!

  6. Thank you for this, and for all you have done to enhance our appreciation for beautiful local yarn and products.

  7. Thank you very much! Just realized it’s been way too long since I’ve heard all of those verses. Happy 4th!

  8. Thank you for the chance to sing along! Thank you for the chance to support American products, American enterprise. Wishing the entire Knitspot team a happy 4th and a great weekend!

  9. And my thanks to you for working so hard to bring the knitter, yarns that are made in America!

  10. Thank you for the beautiful post! We have a wonderful country – not perfect, but so many more good things than bad things. We enjoy the good and work to improve the bad – that’s the American way, isn’t it?

  11. Thank you! Beautiful, thoughtful tribute to our country. What is the name of shawlette?

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