Here is my newest creation. It will be for sale. I have really been trying to focus on new items for upcoming shows. I also heard from one of the mills I work with and I should have a bunch of roving coming back soon. Squeal! Expect new colorways in my Suri/Merino/Silk blends.
Lobster Red! I warped it with various shades of red and burgundy in wool then woven with a variegated merino sock yarn, possum/merino yarn and a wool yarn. It has a wonderful drape and, as you can see from the photos, looks great wrapped as a scarf.
The scarf has woven slits in the fabric. I've been experimenting with this technique. It really adds to the way the fabric drapes. I know, I keep saying drape but that is the best way to describe the beauty of it.
That's all I have for this week. An update on our little goat. She is healing and getting stronger. She ended up with a parasite that the vet couldn't figure out how she got it. It's typically found on cow farms. (We haven't been near one) Luckily no other members of our herd had it. I'm wondering if it was from one of our trips to the vet or when people have came to visit the goats. It's so hard to speculate so instead we just deal and remind ourselves that the farm's biosecurity can not be lax. It really put her through a mess but she is doing better.
We made ice cream from our goat milk this week. It was absolutely amazing!!!! In the process, we ended up having to replace the Cuisinart Ice Cream maker that we got as a wedding gift. Apparently it wasn't going to make it to 16 years. Doh! The new machine arrived and within 30 minutes we had our own ice cream.
We have more more week until the 4H Fair. I can't believe that it's already the end of June. Yikes! With the start of fair, it will also be the beginning of the Tour de Fleece. I'm excited to start the spinning chatter.
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