Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Spinning Away the Winter

Hand spun corriedale & alpaca singles
Hand spun Corriedale and alpaca singles yarn 
Spinning away, I mean, along with the other things I do here to make a living. There just never seems to be enough time, or maybe it's my leisurely way of approaching every day!

This is some lovely alpaca that I dyed this summer and carded with some nicer than expected brown Corriedale wool. When I was given the Corriedale by a very nice friend, it seemed harsh and scratchy, a very un-Corriedale characteristic. But when I washed it carefully, the softness returned and I carded it up with this glorious alpaca to make a chocolate and cherries batt for hand spinning or felting. This particular batt is being spun as a special order but I have a few more four ounce batts available for sale!

What I'm spinning: Greenberry House hand dyed and hand carded Corriedale and alpaca blend.
What I'm knittingGarden Pond by Patricia Clift Martin in Fortissima Socka
What I'm crocheting: it's all hibernating
What I'm reading: Gargantua and Pantagruel by Rabelais; The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian.
Current sounds & sights for spinning along: The Merlot Murders by Ellen Crosby, book on mp3
How the diet is going: Continuing to try to eat more healthy stuff, walking when I can and taking the opportunity to try to kick the soda-in-the-morning habit.


Chris said...

Lovely color, lovely spinning!

Anonymous said...

That is yummy yarn!

Anonymous said...

I've had trouble leaving comments... and my previous one did go thru!


Thistle Cove Farm said...

chocolate and cherries...LOVE IT!