Sunday, December 20, 2015

Happy Holidays!!!!!!

I'm being held hostage in my kitchen by a whole lot of cookies, candies, and sweet breads so I'll be missing in action for a bit.  Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Off the Wheels........

This is nearly a whole fleece of creamy soft camel colored alpaca spun into a nice 3 ply possibly waiting to become a cardigan sweater.....we'll see.....I have a pattern in mind, just have to adjust the sizing of the pattern and make sure there's enough there to finish the job.  It's a one size pattern and as luck would have it.......not my size!  I really like the pattern though so as I see it, I have two choices.  I can either follow the pattern as is and stop eating entirely for a year. :-0  Or find out how many stitches / inches I get with the yarn and needles and then multiply that times how many inches around I need.  I'm leaning towards the latter.   I'm really looking forward to eating my way through the Holidays! :-)  I still have to ply my way through the last three bobbins of singles before I commit to anything though.                                                                         The Minstrel has been hard at work too under the watchful eye of Levi. 

There's one large skein done and off the wheel with three bobbins of singles waiting to be plied so now all I have to do is get little miss Lilly Bean off the counter so I can make supper!                                                                                                                      

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

New Beginnings

We're back..... with a new blog, a new farm, and new places to explore!  I'm still creating with wool, alpaca, llama, cotton....(yes....there are actually cotton fields here) and just about any fiber I can get my hands on.  That will never change but I did pack up the little hooligans, the horse, and the Gardener and headed for a warmer climate.  Well actually it was me, my son and three dogs (one prone to seizures) and one cat who really wasn't fond of the car,(at all!) stuffed into said car for a two day journey.  The Gardener flew and my horse traveled in a very cushy equine mobile.    Call me crazy but that last winter in the middle of nowhere nearly did me in!  No more " POLAR VORTEX " for us!  I plan on spending the rest of my days thawing out and enjoying this beautiful weather on my new porch.  I've added a new wheel to the mix too!  She's the direct result from me attending my very first fiber festival shortly after arriving here.   It's a Kromski Minstrel and she's a little cutie!  That's her on the left up there in the header,  She came in pieces like her big sister the Kromski Polonaise.  Once I got her all put together I took her immediately out to that new porch and started breaking her in.  She spins like a dream and likes to travel (unlike the cat) that's a perfect combination!!!  Just like the combination of green pastures in December.....BG is loving his new digs too!