Wednesday, June 6, 2012

We have been quite busy since shearing day about a month ago.  As usual, the weather doesn't want to cooperate so I can get outside and skirt fleeces.  Only about half of them are done, with most of those being out the door and into their new homes.  Thank you!  Even if the weather yucky, that's okay, it isn't like there is a lack of other things to do.  If all else fails, there are ALWAYS clothes in need of ironing. 

I finally got some new items in the etsy shop today:

By the way, I have changed the etsy shop name to match the farm name, now both are Diamond B Sheep Farm.  This should clear up confusion.  When I figure out how to change the blog name, it will change too.

I have been spinning up a storm.  Yarnology and More in Van Buren, Arkansas is now carrying my handspun yarns.  Woo-Hoo!  I took several yarns over there to get started, and now I am working on the fancy stuff.  This is carded recycled Sari Silk:

It kinda looks like dryer lint or pocket fuzz.  It is the leftover bits after Sari's are woven, and those silk threads are run through a carder.  This batch came from Spinning Straw Into Gold, who I met last year at Fiber Christmas.  I thought I would try it, and boy I am glad I did.  I love the results:

This is just the single - I think it looks like jewels.  I can't wait to see the finished product.  In fact, I like it so much I just ordered another half pound. 

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