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Archive for July 12th, 2010

Yarntopia

Tour de Fleece kept me very busy this weekend.  I was able to finish a skein of Polwarth from Corgi Hill in Melon.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Polwarth Single

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Two Ply – 220 yards.

 

I finished up some Painted Sheep  that’s been hanging around FAR too long.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Pomegranate Tea – forgot how many yards.  Navajo ply.

 

I have also been working on my cashmere merino and cashmere silk on the spindles.

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Today in the mail I got TWO packages.  One of fiber and one of yarn!!!! It’s Christmas in July at my house.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Jacie being the awesome person that she is – is sending me care packages in West Virginia.  She sent me that lovely fiber from Greenwood Fiberworks – aptly named Blueberry Smoothie in honor of my quest for blueberries last week.  If you can’t eat them… spinning them is second best.

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Boyfriend person sent me 9 skeins of wool.  This wool comes from the family of his best friend.  Boy gets points on knowing I like yarn and sending it to me.  Boy fails at being able to tell me ANYTHING about said sheep.  It’s a very rustic wool.  I believe it was mill spun, no idea of the breed.  It smells slightly of sheep – which brought out sir fatness from his sleeping place underneath the bed. 

002 Oh yes… blurry because fat cat was rolling around in it licking the yarn.  HAHAHA… it was hilarious. 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Kitty is drunk on yarn fumes…. oh rough life.

 

So… the family that the yarn came from – the sheep belonged to his best friend and her mom sold the sheep while she was deployed in Iraq… sounds like something my family would do.  But I digress – I think she would really appreciate something made from the last wool from said sheep.  If I did my math correct I have somewhere around 1200-1300 yards.   It needs a good soak with some conditioner to see if it will soften up, but I was thinking a hat/mitt set and then something else….anybody have ideas on patterns?

 

So overall it’s been yarntopia over here in West Virginia.

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