Friday, April 27, 2007

Out of the loop

I feel like I have been out of it for months and months- not checking anyone elses blogs has left me dazed and confused. Welcome to spring in a University! As classes wind down we wind up to get in next year, plan graduation and generally work to get the kids out of here.

Things are also busy at home- we now have six lambs, Out of all the photos here is Megan and Gomer. Megan is the tilted head one- she and Gomer are Soay crosses. Soay are an ancient sheep breed from the St Kilda islands. They are not sheared, but are rooed- you pull the hair out similar to an angora rabbit. I haven't had the opportunity to spin any of it yet, but the fleece is pretty rare and hard to come by. We now have six grown Soays and now 2 lambs that are crosses with Shetland. Tim is trying to get a Shetland cross that roos as well- not sure how is going to work for him.

Knitting- no photos of any ontresting. I'm working on a feather and fan scarf for one of my students wife. She arranged her Mom to bring me wool from Chile last month and I know she went out of her way to do so, so I wanted to do something to say thank you.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

new lambs, new yarn and a soap maker

We had a new lamb born on Sunday to Pome II (daughter to Pome I), she is really cute and is getting around just fine. Birth for Pome was alot easier than it was for me!

I loaded more naturally dyed yarns to Etsy, more pinks this time, rather than reds.

Also a friend of a friend is a soapmaker and can be found here - I love her blog name!