well, it's Courier time again-the time our family puts together our town's monthly newspaper. i guess you may say it's more like a newsletter. it's a 12 page newsletter with a circulation of about 525. so i'm trying to do a quick post here before i enter the land of publication, hair pulling and swearing.
i've had some time to delve into my bag of crosspatch creations. the fiber i bought from morgaine of carolina homespun. this stuff is amazing. they come carded in batts of many different fibers combined into a colorful frenzy!!! here's my batts when i took them out of the bag:
my color selection is called "shadow grove." the fiber blend is romney X(arnie's pride) , purebred romney(blanca and elenora), some corriedale X, bombyx silk, viscose and silk noil. i think it's great that you actually know which sheep the fiber came from!!! i separated the fiber into little bits for spinning.
i spun it semi-woolen(i learned that at judith mackenzie's workshop!) and plied it!
the skein is darker in real life as there was a lot of black in it. i have more to spin up so i'm not sure about yardage yet. it's totally textured! i love this stuff. i want more in different colorways. these bags could be addicting.
here's a current picture of blue-what a hard life he has(pobre cito)......we should have named him "riley." he curls up nice and small-hard to tell he's over 50lbs.
i leave you with a picture of a rogue tulip we found growing at the edge of our woods-we have never planted tulips and we are the first folks to live on this property-so i have no clue where it came from.