My sister recently came by and managed to snag a bit of my handspun yarn…
She knitted a lovely hat and sweater for my niece.
It sure makes me feel good to see it all knitted up!
This is my favorite blend that we produce here on the farm: Cormo from my flock of sheep and Alpaca from a friend’s farm, not too far from my house. I know, I know I talk about it all the time but I am really proud of it! I thought you might like to see it spun up….
As you can see it makes a fabulous textured yarn with lots of little silk slubs. It is prepared as a roving so the silk noils a bit but that adds to the charm of the resulting yarn.
Wanna spin your own? You can find it here.
…or young women as our case was :)
As you already are aware if you’ve been following the blog, Allison and I made our way to Montana a couple of weeks ago. As promised here are the pictures (well this is a start anyway…)
Our first stop along the way was The Little Dale Farm in Wisconsin to pick up Scottish Black Face Sheep. Margaret was gracious and allowed me to take pictures of their beautiful farm and Bed and Breakfast.
Last night we played tourist and spent the evening in Keystone, SD. We were able to watch the last lighting ceremony of Mount Rushmore for 2010. (Don't worry I got a ton of pictures)
Our next stop is Pipestone Vet to pick up 25 bags of sheep mineral then one last hotel before we make it home.