Thursday, December 10, 2009

Updates :-)

We have chickens and they are producing some wonderful eggs!! Well one day I went to collect eggs and found the LARGEST egg I've EVER seen. This egg puts the stores so called Jumbo eggs to shame! LOL~~ Pictured here are normal size eggs and then another large one and then our SUPER JUMBO egg! I couldn't shut the cover on it. It didn't even fit in the box correctly! Oh and most of our eggs are double yolks:-) We are selling farm fresh eggs $2 per dozen!

LlamaJacob Sheep 2 lbs.
Can't remember what this one is. Brain fog.
BabyDoll sheep
Baby Doll dyed up. It is called House of Night ~ Red Fledgelings ( Stevie Ray)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

sorry its been awhile. this is a diamond lace shawl. It is an easy project and not sure who will get it. lol~~

Yarn I spun up and hubby 3 plied for me. will take more picks as I do have it now balled up with another one also. Slacking on a lot of things lately. so much going on! Will try to do better. Just remember its Christmas Knitting time so you won't see gifts on here until they are given:-) I will show picks in knitting yahoo groups I'm on tho :-) I know such a tease hey family!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Shepherd's Harvest festival

Here is our goodies from the festival!! Black Llama raw. about 2 pounds.
2 pounds of White Llama

5.3 oz of Angora wool ( as is Mufasa)

Close up of the purple roving

Fairy Dust. Nate liked this one so got it for him to spin up. 8 oz!!

This one is my choice. I'm trying hard to stay away from teal's as I seem to dye that alot myself and so I have lots. LOL~~ 8oz.

Here is the blue and purple together. This will be spun up and probably plied together.

The actual sheep the fiber is from

Here is close up of the sheeps fiber all ready for spinning!! YUMMMMMMM

Meet Mufasa

Our Second year going to Shepherd's Harvest Festival in Lake Elmo, MN was a LOT of fun. We ended up however taking home a live animal. LOL~~ Meet Mufasa, yep from the Lion King movie. We named him this because he very much acts like a king. LOL~~ He if VERY calm and dosile and LOVES attention. He's sitting on my lap during these photo's. So look forward to seeing more of Mufasa. Oh~ He is an English Angora Rabbit. We shear him 3 to 4 times a year for his lovely wool and can spin it into yarn!!! SUPER SOFT!!! He is 1 yr. 2 months old in this photo.

Mufasa is in the cage at the festival. He's the upper right hand cage.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Spinning, dyeing and raw wool!

Well I haven't updated in awhile. So I'm putting this all in one post. LOL~ I have been spinning, dyeing and have gotten some raw wool in to support my habbit. LOL~Hubby's habbit also as he does spin. We are going to send the raw wool to get processed into roving and clouds so we can spin it and dye it:-) Some will of coarse be left all natural because well, its beautiful the way it is
:-) I got 3 large bags of Dorset from a very nice lady we know from our local feed store! I'm in heaven!! It was very nice of her to give them to me. It will go to very good use. Its going to be fun spinning and dyeing it. Some will be left natural also and I will LOVE knitting it up into beautiful items. 8 oz of roving all spun up:-) This is the FIRST fiber spun on my new wheel The Bee~ How wonderful this wheel is. I'm in love.

Close up of singles
Hubby wanted some action so he grabbed his Mach 1 with the HUGE bobbins that goes with the wheel and plyed my singles into 2 plyed yarn! YUMMY!!!!

This was roving I got as a christmas gift from Lindsay and it is awsome!! It spun up soooo nice. I plan to ply it with something just haven't found the perfect thing yet.

Teal pencil roving that is dyed by me and in the crockpot. It does have hints of purple also. This fiber was bought white and from Frene Creek Farms in WI.

All balled up:-)

My favorite! Finally I got BOLD colors from oven dyeing!! Thanks Lindsay for the help!!!

Its dry and ready to be balled up!

Singles from a roving that I Dyed up!

Here is what the picture above looked like before it was spun up! YUMMY!!

I named this Easter. LOL~~ It was my 2nd attempt to dyeing in the oven. Needless to say it went lighter then I planned but, it still lovely. I wanted BOLD colors however. LOL

All Dry!!
Some Dorset I got from a guy in Amery. Has to be processed.

We bought these from someone that advertised in the yellow paper. Hubby has what it is written down. I know its crossed and it has polypay in it. Will post the crosses when I find where hubby wrote them down! LOL

Here are the bags from the guy we bought the fiber from. Will be processed soon!

This is 2 pounds of Jacob sheep that Hubby bought off ebay. It is VERY nice fiber. It will be the first to be sent off for processing along with another bag. Just have to choose which. LOL~~ Have to send some out every month or every other month so it doesn't hurt the pocket book! LOL
Thanks for Looking. I love sharing what I'm up to with everyone.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

More dyed roving!

I dyed this the other day in my trusty crockpot. I couldn't get it photo'd quite right. Its inbetween these two pictures for color. You get the idea tho. LOL~~ I have gotten quite good at getting 1 bold color and yet letting other colors come into it also. I'm proud of myself! I actually was showing a shop owner some of my dyed works and she is interested in my bold works of art:-) So gives me more of an excuse to buy roving and more dye colors!! LOL~~ So we will see. I have to make a label for them and come up with names. Not sure on the name this one will be yet. Still thinking. LOL

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Bee

Hubby surprised me by ordering The Bee for me!! I'm sooooo excited. They are shipping them out this coming week word is. Since we are wholesalers of the wheel I get to show it off and also get others addicted to this gem.

You can see some video's at the side for this wheel and also the Mach 1 and Spindles!!! I will post pictures when it arrives. There is some pictures that was released to us on a couple posts below this one.

Yipeeee I'm getting The Bee!! Now to choose a name for her:-)

Jared's Hat and Mittens

Here is Jared's new hat and thumbless mits! I used Isela's hat pattern out of her first book and LOVE it!! The mits I made just like the no scratch mits. Its to hard to get a 8 month olds thumb into mittens. LOL~~ So I saved my sister that headache. I will be mailing this out tomorrow.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

More newly dyed rovings!

This is all Corridale roving that I dyed! I am very impressed with the crockpot dyed one which is thee purplr one with all different colors and it really turned out neat! When I first pulled it out and it wasn't dry I wasn't happy with it but, when it dryed and I could see how the different colors did actually take I was super pleased. Its also why there is more pics of it so you all can see also. I've had offers on this one from some that wanted to buy it but, I don't sell my rovings. Yet! LOL~~ So here is "Purple Magic"

This was my first time oven dyeing. Didn't turn out how I wanted. For some reason the green washed out fully:-( However when posting this onto one of my groups they said it looks like Superman! LOL~~ So here is "Superman"

I'm really enjoying dying my own roving and can't seem to spin fast enough! I am going to get the new Travel Wheel called "The Bee" and can't wait! I know she will help me spin this lovely roving very well.