I have not posted anything in a week. Mainly because I have been working on updating the appearance of my blog. I am still not satisfied with the new look, but I figure that I can tinker with it as time goes by.
Last Friday, I FINALLY sent off a Texel sheep fleece that I bought over a year ago to have it processed into roving so that I can finally spin it. I used to always hand card all of the wool that I spun, but after doing that whole process for over 20 years, I just want nice, clean roving to work with!
Here is a photo of a Texel sheep.
|For more info on this breed, click here. |
(This photo is from that website)
In addition to sending off the Texel fleece, I also sent off a beautiful, fawn colored alpaca fleece that I bought last October. Here is a photo of the fleece:
and here is a photo of the alpaca that used to wear the fleece!
|Her name is "Misty Morn" and she lives at|
Walnut Knoll Farm in Canon, Georgia
I am finally getting around to blocking a shawlette that I finished a couple of MONTHS ago:
And I have been spinning this gorgeous fiber which was the Wooly Belle April Roving of the Month
|Fiber from Sheepish Creations|
Colorway: Blue Diamonds
Fiber Content: Merino/alpaca/silk/firestar
And doing some dyeing:
|Colorway: "A.J.'s Delight"|
|Colorway: "Storms are on the Ocean"|
|Colorway: "Grandma's Flowers"|
I guess I HAVE been a bit busy with my fiber stuff!
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