Monday, September 13, 2010

baa, baa black sheep.....

I waited all summer for September to get here
and I have to say that I wasn't disappointed...

boy child...who seems to be inching closer to being a
teenager every time I turn around...

 and I played hookey from school on Friday and
headed over to the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival

Last winter when both children were in school
I found myself with a few extra hours to myself during
the day and I have rekindle my love of hand spinning...

which led to the purchase of a new very portable
spinning wheel.  It's small and folds nearly flat
and came with a bag that protects it from
small fingers that like to twist knobs when I'm not looking.

While I love spinning processed fibers... my heart
belongs to washing, hand carding and spinning raw fleece.

I've been working with a Corriedale fleece that
girlie and I picked up in Kentucky last year. 
It's a long way to being ready to knit into a sweater...

especially when this little temptation is sitting on a shelf nearby
calling my name and begging me to go for a spin.
The tag is still in the bag...but I want to say it was
a soy and Merino blend.  Four balls came home and
it should lead to plenty of yardage.