Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring is here!

It's been a busy winter, mostly occupied with dyeing yarn and fiber and working my way through the big pile of fleeces. I still have a few to wash, but I've decided that carding is best done by a mill. I'm working on a few sources for local fleeces, so I can offer roving in my shop from shepherds I know personally. It's an interesting work in progress, so we'll see how it goes.

Last weekend I made the rounds to three farms and saw fiber animals galore. I am aching for a farm of my own, but for now I'll have to live vicariously through my friends.

One has alpacas:

One has angora goats (from which we get mohair):

And one has lots of sheep and new lambs:

I've been getting out and spinning in public more. Now that spring is here, the fiber festivals are starting up and I have more opportunities to volunteer. It's good because it gives me a chance to spin a few things for myself. When I'm home, I'm focused more on business things and not so much on random whimsical projects. These are two skeins I just finished and I love them both. The brown one is definitely for me and I may or may not sell the other one. They both sparkle!


  1. Beautiful work. I wondered how the pastel was going to come out when you were spinning the singles last weekend. It's more beautiful than I imagined!