Sunday, November 27, 2011

The garland is done....

I had to nix the hemp looked a bit "too" rustic!  I love this yarn and had a hard time capturing the softness with a picture.  Now hopefully we can get some cooler's been in the 80's.....then I will be ready to put the tree up and dress it with this soft and fluffy goodness!.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Tis the season.....

Making a garland for my tree this year.  Once I finish the core spinning, I will ply with chenille, hemp, and silver!  Loving the soft fluffy batts!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

SAFF shopping!

Need I say anything?! And to think I missed 1 whole building of shopping!!!! I told my DH it requires a return trip next year.... :)  I was thrilled to get a chance to touch and buy blends and varieties of wool and Llama that I have only read about.  I was in sensory overload and loved every.single.minute.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fleeces from SAFF

I have been back from Asheville for a few weeks and have slowly been making my way through the fleeces I purchased.  I bought 2 Romney and 2 Lincoln.  Let me say, I have worked hard on the was not skirted...can you say "STINKY"?!  But once I got rid of the poopy parts, I was left with BEAUTIFUL curls!  I am now soaking another 1/2 lb or so of the curls right now.  Once those are done, off to the dye pots they will go....

Grey Romney

White Romney

Raw Lincoln

Soaking Lincoln
I have sorted another lb. of white Romney and that is next to be washed.  The grey Romney is so clean, and was a Blue Ribbon winner!  It is not as soft as the white, but has such gorgeous crimp! That will be washed, but will be easy because it is sooooo clean.  So today will be washing! And maybe a bit of dyeing.

Tomorrow I'm off to a guild meeting, I have missed those ladies....I missed the last meeting because I was in Asheville.  Next post will include all of the goodies I purchased.... :)