Sunday, March 11, 2007

What I did on my afternoon off

This is so exciting for me. This is what I spent my afternoon doing. It is so amazing what fun you can have with some kool-aid and wool rovings.
I found it so much fun - that I went out and bought some more packages of kool-aid when I was in town tonight, and guess what I plan on doing next weekend. Well, actually, I am also working on some braids so that I can make a
braided wool rug out of rovings. But I'm still waiting for the binding thread to come in, so I can't progress too far on them.
I also decided that I might just take some of my gray rovings and overdye them with green (makes a nice sage green), then I will use them
in the rug to add a bit of colour.

This year - we'll be shearing our sheep on May 9th, and it seems that it's turned into a bit of a
shearing party. So, if you don't see a lot of posts for the next little while, it's because I'm busy getting stuff ready. I also have a commission to do on some handspinning for a lady that was out this weekend, and wants several balls of yarn in a specific weight and colour.
Along with all of the spring cleaning to do on the farm, and getting ready for lambing, it's going to be a very busy time.


Vanessa said...

Unbelievable! Look at all that fiber. It is gorgeous! I cannot wait to see what you make with it. You are planning an awesome project right??? ;)

Tammy said...

Naw - I'm just learning how to knit now. I've been spinning for about a year - so - watch the next post to see what happened.