Saturday, October 28, 2017

What I am Working On

I really love the rolag idea.  My first attempt came out pretty much how I wanted. 

Trying it again with these colors, will knit up into something to show the striping effect, and then will start production for the store.

Still working on Cora, she has a lot of pretty creamy white, so probably will get a skein of this and then maybe gradient.

Carding table still has a lot of Cora with some neck wool in the back.

And will be washing up Sybil's fleece today.


How do sheep make hay look so delicious?

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Rhinebeck weekend

Such a beautiful day for a fiber festival.  Which I am not at because once again my application to vend at Rhinebeck was rejected.  Feeling blue and unwanted.

I finished spinning Isobel's moorit fleece, now just need to wash and hang.  Also working on carding Cora which is really nice, carding up really easily.

Cora's Fleece washed on carding table

Cora's flicked locks

Monday, October 16, 2017

Introducing - Hazel

Rich saw her at the WNY Fiber Festival and was smitten, so we now have a sweet fuzzy little angora bunny.  We named her Hazel, named after the boy bunny in Watership Down, but she is a girl.

She really likes clover

Saturday, October 14, 2017

What I am working on 10/14

I've been out of town all week for work, so didn't get much done during the week.  Made progress on spinning Isobel before I left, here it is not washed yet.  Still have some to card, spin and ply.

Cora's fleece is dry now and ready to begin processing.  She is a fawn Kat so will be able to make a gradient skein from her, but she doesn't have a ton of darker.  Can't wait to see how it turns out!  Rich's new pet is in the background, will blog on her later.

I also have to organize and pack my fiber festival booth, this is it piled up in the basement.  Should be fun, I love organizing!

And here is neck wool I washed last Monday when I had Columbus Day off.  I think I'm going to try to make multicolor rolags on my blending board which I haven't used yet and spin them up to make self striping yarns.  If it works, that will be a new item in next year's booth.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

What I am working on

I love a rainy autumn Saturday morning when I know I don't have to go anywhere.

Here is what I am working on this weekend:

Edith Yarn - 3 skeins ready to pack for next year's fiber festival season

Adult Ram Pen

Cora's Fleece - I'll be washing this today

Me being arty and clever

Once again, but a nicer shot of Nitro in back
This is generous and lovely Cora, the donor of the wool I am washing today

Still working on Isobel's moorit fleece - carded locks

This is all I got done so far

Isobel on the carding table

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

WNY Fiber Festival

We had a vendor booth at the WNY Fiber Festival at Emery Park in Wales, NY two weeks ago.  Its a nice local show, Saturday only.  Reconnected with a lot of fiber friends, got inspired with new ideas and tried to stay cool.  Thanks to everyone who stopped for a chat to talk about soft shetland wool!