Friday, May 23, 2008
Gee it's nice to have your own soap box :)
Everyone have a safe and happy Memorial day!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
fine, yet a long fiber with strength. I haven't made and socks from it but I expect it will wear well.
So while I have been so busy, here is what the rest of my family is doing all day :)))
So I got 2 more things ready for my Etsy store, I separated some of the grey Alpaca locks. I have 8 oz. Absolutely no veggie matter and no dust. I have run all the Alpaca thru my dryer and it is very clean and very soft. It has little black tips, no gaurd hair.
Then I mixed some Salish and black Alpaca on the blending hackle. It really turned out soft and pretty. I need to spin some up for a sample skein.
So now I have kept up on my blog. What everyone going to do over the 3 day week end? We are still dismantling our shed. Hopefully by Sunday we will start putting it together again! We are going to have great weather,in the 70's and low 80's. Low humidity. Boy is that nice this time of year. Another month and yuck, won't want to go outside. It's like walking into a sauna only you have to wear clothes!!
Have a nice week end everyone, and leave a comment while you are here!!!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
The Suri has more veggie matter than I like, but it being fairly straight and very very very soft, if combs right out and ends up with a fleece that is as soft as cashmere. I haven't gotten any pictures of the greys and the Suri yet, I will post them when I do. Anyone out there used Suri? I think I will weave a blanket with it. Should have beautiful drape.
I also have a lot of Salish coming at the end of the week, all white this time. Can't wait to mix some of it with the white Alpaca and do some dyeing. I already mixed some white Alpaca with some white CVM, almost enough to make you drool. I think I will put some of that on my Etsy site and see if someone else might like to try their hand at dyeing some really really soft fleece! I also have been thinking about mixing some sock yarns. I need to get some nylon and I think with the Salish it would be very soft and very strong. To many thoughts not enough time.
We are suppose to have thunder storms today, I just love them. The dogs have a fit, but o well. And my goats are still in the fence. Now I am thinking they are not eating fast enough and maybe hubby would like a couple of Angora Goats???? We are still working on that.
When I went to get the Llama and Alpaca, Louella the farm owner, also raises Miniature Donkeys, Scottish Highland Cattle and of course Llama and Alpaca. It was great fun to go around her farm, makes me want to take one of each home. Boy would I have to look for a new home :)
I have been trying to post to my blog at least once a week, but I also have been trying to post to the lists I belong to. I got into a rut and just read for a long time, but now it is time to participate! So that has been my early mornings before hubby and dogs get up. Only problem, I have found I need to read twice before I post, short on morning coffee leads to odd posts!