Friday, March 20, 2015

Wool, Wool Everywhere

Practicing, practicing spinning with some years-old roving,


so I will be rightly prepared when this beautiful fleece I brought back with me from Kentucky
is ready for the wheel.
Help from a friend and my mother last week. They both enjoyed playing with Freckles the Fleece
Getting a longtime WIP off the needles.


In between washing that fleece for the next step,


I wound up some cashmere I splurged on

The view out my crafty room is always nice no matter what the weather. 

and started a very special project.


It's cold and rainy here in the Shenandoah Valley on this first day of spring.
I really don't seem to mind.
Soon the outside gardens and barn will need much attention, and the wheel and needles will be still.
One last day by the fire surrounded by wool is quite nice.

~Joan

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11 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

a bikini bottom! you're knitting a bikini bottom! :)

Jayne said...

Have fun with the fleece! Washing is a lot of work but well worth the effort.

doodles n daydreams said...

That is a lovely coloured fleece.
Have a nice day.

Diana

Sue ~ Granny's World said...

looks like lots of yarny fun. Look forward to seeing what you produce. Great socks x

Bonnie said...

Ooooooh, the fleece looks wonderful. I knit , but I haven't learned to spin. I wouldn't know where to begin. Is the fleece from your own animals?

Thank you so much for your vist and your kind words. It was a very special time. Have a wonderful week. I do hope you get some quality time knitting. Hugs, Bonnie

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

did you get any snow? i know they said there was a chance. creative times. so cool!! ( :

thecrazysheeplady said...

Woohooo :-D

Debby Ray said...

Wow...it amazes me how you do that. I have an old spinning wheel almost identical to yours :)

Debbie said...

ohhhhh joan, i could not agree more. i love the comfort of indoors, knitting, playing and cooking!!! and when the sun is shining, my favorite place to be is outdoors!!!

i have not learned to "spin" yet but i have been watching and my day will come!! i am so very lucky to have found my farm and these girls!!!

i LOVE seeing the fleece that way, and dreaming of what it will become!!!

Hartwood Roses said...

I will be following this fleece closely along on its journey. This is very exciting!

Lynne said...

Amazing . . . it will be. I would love to watch you spin. I know nothing about this process, the washing, drying, spinning. I look forward to seeing and learning more. And the mystery new piece . . .