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New roving

Last weekend’s Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival was great as usual.  I spent all of my budget on a nice selection of roving: click for bigger pictures!

Natural color Shetland wool

Border Leicester, silk, mohair, alpaca blend

Merino/Alpaca 70/30 blend

wool/seacell 70/30 blend

Milk protein, silk, and wool blend

My birthday present

Today’s my birthday, and I got to open a present from my mother-in-law.  It’s this gorgeous pendant from Jen Maestre!  I really enjoy it.  Jen works with colored pencils and does amazing things with them.

birthday pendant

Minnesota Shepherd’s Harvest Festival

I visited the festival last weekend and came home with 4+ pounds of roving… 3 pounds are variations on “gray” and the fourth is a deep rose.  The “+” was my door prize —  a blue/gray/mix blend of wool, mohair, and silk.  Unfortunately I lost the tag for that one, so I’m not sure the proportions.  Sad.  I think I’m set — at least until the Jefferson County Sheep and Wool Fest in September!

New Roving is in!

The roving I ordered last week has arrived. The roving from Lapoli had really cute little tags and came in beautiful braids. The roving from Girlwithasword included a small soap and bath salt packet (the owner runs an herb shop as well), and was washed with a scented soap. I decided to put that roving into braids too — it looked so cute that way! I haven’t started spinning it yet, as I am still finishing up the Creamsicle run. Plus it all looks great hanging up in the living room!

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Late February – busy!

Last week I bought some roving from other Etsy sellers (girlwithasword and lapoli), listed some larger skeins on Etsy (Brown Shetland sport wt. handspun yarn), washed some finished yarn (Bat Wing), dyed some roving (Creamsicle) and decided to try a coil/spiral/knotty little yarn with it — a success, I think; we’ll see after it’s washed.

The gray skies are still a downer, but we had temperatures near 30 degrees F — we have started calling that “warm.”