An unnamed reader of this blog searched for the phrase "yarns made in Michigan" and found some page here that wasn't the best answer for that query; let's fix that.
The three-ply yarn is spun to 1000 yards per pound, which in 4-ounce skeins is 250 yards per skein. It knits like any commercial worsted weight yarn, about 5 stitches to the inch on size 6-8 needles. This yarn is worsted spun, meaning it's very very smooth and almost shiny in appearance. It will give great stitch definition for intricate patterns such as lace, cables, and knit/purl patterns.
Happy Fuzzy Yarn - Riin Gill, Ann Arbor. Rovings, too. And she rides the bus too!
If you're a knitter, the bus totally rocks! Someone to drive you everywhere you go and give you the gift of time to knit? Golden.
Dyed in Michigan
Briar Rose Fibers - hand painted yarns
Color Joy “Lynn from Lansing” - yarns, patterns, especially sock yarns and patterns
Joan Sheridan Hoover of Heritage Spinning and Weaving in Lake Orion also dyes some beautiful yarn, including luxury fibers like silk. Here’s her website but I cannot find a link to her hand-dyed yarns.
Spinner's Flock is a group for hand-spinning enthusiasts, and the people who raise the sheep (and goats and rabbits) that provide the fibers.
thanks to freddyknits for the details - esp. the East Jordan store (hm that's on our way up north...)