After a long day watching my son at his wrestling match, I ended it plying a bit of fiber
from Meridian Jacobs. It spun up beautifully. I spun it a little thicker than normal. Which, after spinning thin for so long, I was surprised how tricky it was to spin thicker singles again… ah muscle memory. My favorite way of spinning is long draw, this trip around the bobbin I decided to use short draw to force consistency. It really did spin up nicely.
Now I’m trying to decide if there’s enough of it to make a vest.
A stunning German Angora Rabbit. We’re still working on names; Lilly, Daisy and Marilyn are the top names so far. At six months old, she’s a big girl already. She had a shearing about a month ago so her next one will be in January (hopefully with help from Erin). She’s already cuddled on the couch with me and started investigating her new “apartment”
This beautiful bunny was adopted from Erin at Bungalow Farms & her lineage is from Canada.
After seeing Erin give a sheering demonstration at Fibershed, I fell in love with the docile German Angora. As an early Christmas present we headed up to Bungalow farms where “Daisy” was waiting for us.
Welcome home… um…Lilly, Daisy, Marilyn?!
Craft show prep work. Soaps drying, spinning some alpaca and some fun Merino Christmas wool. Leaving the Alpaca natural (Natural colors are my favorite) and dyed some of the white Merino red, added some fun Christmas shine. It would be a great scarf, accent…or anything for that matter. Made up some wonderful honey & goats milk soaps. They are fantastic and great for soft skin. I think they may be my favorite. But the coffee, espresso soaps are a huge hit. I love the smell & the whipped soap turned out even better than I had thought!
and then ….
Processing the most dirty, disgusting Icelandic wool fleece ever. Trying some dyer balls with it and if I can get it clean enough I might try to comb it and see if it’s worth doing anything with. But that’s a long shot. It may end up as stuffing at this rate.
Blue faced Leicester… Spinning up like a dream!
Spinzilla is over. What fun! My goal was originally to get over 1,000 yards… I ended up with over 2,000 yards of Alpaca…well over a mile! 👏
I’m anxious to crochet a shawl. It may be a little heavy, but certainly warm and soft!
But, I signed up for my first Craft Show and so I’m busy, busy, busy getting ready for it.
Then, a spinning guild meeting tomorrow night and the “hug a sheep” day this weekend… again… never enough time!
Processing alpaca fleece & tuning up the spinning wheels… Getting ready for Spinzilla…only a few weeks away!
The Alpaca fleece from Lassen View is SO incredibly clean it really doesn’t need much. I’m starting to card it…although maybe I should have combed it. but, we’ll go with this and see how it turns out!