Monday, October 15, 2012

Hold On To Your Hats

There is finally some fresh yarn in the Wool House!


This is Mama.  Remember from way back in the summer?  When Blossom was still a wee baby, sleeping by my spinning wheel?  I was going to add something about "before the weather"...but I'm trying to let it go.


Now is prime spinning season.  The gardens have been tucked away, the grass doesn't need to be cut, the fall wool festival is over.  It's time to be thinking about warm woolens and Mama was happy to oblige.


I decided to spin a fat, fluffy yarn for Celi.  Most of that decision was because I know she doesn't have any more time than I do, taking care of her farmy (AND she cooks ;-).  Thicker yarn will knit or crochet up quickly.  Also, light airy yarn will trap and hold warmth better than a denser yarn, which might come in handy up north.  

Granted you wouldn't want to use this softly spun yarn to make a hard wearing item like socks, but Mama was so soft and squishy that I wouldn't think twice about wrapping her around my neck or tucking her up over my nose.  The yarn easily spun just as soft as her roving and I hope it still feels much like Mama herself.

Enjoy, Celi!

Next up, another custom order for a different type of yarn, from one of Willard's young Border Leicester  cousins.  

Then - you could probably guess this if you thought just a minute - I ran out of white Jester yarn.  For a second time.  Are you kidding me?!?  Of course I never dreamed that would happen (slow learner) so had his 2012 fleece processed all together this summer...which makes gray...that I have way more than I need.  Since Annabelly was Jester's first "baby" (he adopted Emily years ago and in turn all of her babies) I'm pulling out all her white and hoping that will cover it.  I'm close...but not close enough.  Sigh.

Then...I'm trying not to think about the rest of my list until I get through these projects...

I'll get caught up some day - hahahahahahaha (yep, slow learner ;-).

17 comments:

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

The yarn is so lovely and white. Is this whiteness natural? Bleach? Or this white when clean?
Will this yarn be dyed?

cecilia said...

Thank you so much. This looks fantastic. i shall be in touch via email as well. I have put this up on my facebook page too it is so exciting.. You were absolutely right to make it thick and wooly, that will suit me just fine.. brilliant.. thank you.. mama says thank you too.. c

Tiggeriffic said...

Such beautiful yarn.. just makes me want to order some for a hat or mittens or maybe make a scarf.. The stuff you see at WalMart or Michaels just makes me cringe.. It's not quality..it's rough to the tough..
I love your blog and all your sheep...Have a great day...ta ta for now from Iowa:)

thecrazysheeplady said...

It's just that white. Maybe even whiter than the picture shows. It's beautiful yarn. I can't wait to see what she does with it :-).

MarmePurl said...

Mama makes Beautiful yarn. I knew she would. The spinner makes beautiful yarn as well. I knew she would.
I do so look forward to seeing what Miss C creates.

Lori Skoog said...

Hey Sara,
The yarn is splendiferous and the wool house looks so inviting! Enjoy the season!

small farm girl said...

Beautiful yarn! But, did you say you were going to catch up. Seriously? Hahahaha

Terry and Linda said...

Beautiful! The white is brilliant...seeing what it becomes is going to be exciting!

Linda
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Alice said...

Brilliant white yarn that looks heavenly to the senses. I would just want to gaze and it and pet it for awhile before knitting. Blessed is Cecilia :-)

Michelle said...

It is such a pristine white. Gorgeous.

Terry said...

Beautiful and prolific! I am still making weeny little skeins.

Mary said...

Wonderful yarn! I want to touch it. An afghan for a baby, maybe? :) It's so beautiful.

lisa said...

Beautiful yarn!

farmlady said...

Face it... you'll never get caught up because you have a sheep/wool/spin/knit fiber obsession.
It's either a 12 step program or admitting to being a Crazysheeplady.
Hahahahahahaha...

Tombstone Livestock said...

That white is so bright, need sunglasses. One of these days maybe you will show us inside your wool house. I have a stucco shed outback, if I could find a way to get rid of all the spiders in there (they do a lot of spinning) I could make me a wool house. Other problem it doesn't have a nice porch like yours.

Jody said...

Beautiful yarn and your woolhouse looks fabulous too :-)

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Well, it doesn't get anymore beautiful than that! :)

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