Tour de Fleece kept me very busy this weekend. I was able to finish a skein of Polwarth from Corgi Hill in Melon.
Two Ply – 220 yards.
I finished up some Painted Sheep that’s been hanging around FAR too long.
I have also been working on my cashmere merino and cashmere silk on the spindles.
Today in the mail I got TWO packages. One of fiber and one of yarn!!!! It’s Christmas in July at my house.
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.
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.
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.