Tuesday, November 25, 2008

This cold weather

This cold weather has got me in a spinning kind of mood! I have spun a mini skein of a really wonderful camel/alpaca blend. I got it from I sagefox on etsy and I honestly didn't want it to end. It was a dream to spin and I love how it came out. It's only 50 yards but it's a good 50 yards! My first experience with camel and I
LOVE it! Will definitly be buying more! Oh! my camera is dead! I had planned to post pictures of the batt and then of the yarn but for now it will just have to be a picture of the batt. Tommorrow when the batteries have recharged I will post some of the finished yarn. Then I was in such a good mood from spinning that, that I started on another batt this one from squambo

it's a sparkly wonderful mix of goodness with blue being the most predominant color. It was called friendly ghost and is made up up merino, alpaca, icelandic and tons of firestar and angelina .Plus it has the most awesome strands of novelty yarn cut up and added in and it makes for some really neat spots of extra color. I am almost finished spinning it upand it is soooo pretty and sparkly! On another note I am starting thanksgiving prep tonight..... as soon as I peel myself away from this computer. This is MY holiday, all the rest I could take them or leave them but thanksgiving, that is my day. It's just the five of us and my best friend and her two and my mother in law and I cook for two and a half days straight ( and eat for the next five) but I love every minute of it! Keep an eye out in the next few days, I will be posting at least two new handspun yarns to the shop and if I have time I will be plucking one of my girls and posting her wool too. Also, I will be sending samples to be included in the phat fiber box! hopefully for feb. if I can get moving and get a few more things done.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Oh Yeah

Went out and got some more fleeces today! Beautiful wonderful dark brownish ones! There is a wonderful woman not too far from me breeding her own sheep, they are columbia x rambouilet x corridale crosses. The fleeces are nice and I can't wait to play with them a bit! It totally made my day!

My sinuses are acting up because of the weather and I am getting behind on everything again. I have rabbits waiting to be plucked and wool to be dyed and other various things to do, but I feel so horrible that I am not making much progress.

ugh, I am sick of being sick!