Friday, September 28, 2012
Thursday, September 27, 2012
English Angora are Open and Youth Reserve In Show Winners in PA
|Donna's English Angora tort doe wins Reserve In Show in the open show and Brock's English Angora buck wins Reserve In Show in youth at the Westmoreland RBA show in PA.|
|Brock's English Angora chestnut agouti buck wins youth Reserve In Show under judge Eric.|
|A closeup of Brock's buck Windy Hills Gorwan.|
|A closeup of Donna's doe Tulamores Arpeggi.|
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Letter from Sweden
Over 6 months ago, Carina in Sweden bought three skeins of Betty's big fat yarn in the following colors: Pink/purple, Pink/green (in the above photo), and Pink, see
"I send the last sock we do to 4-year old Moa so the are small."
This pair is as cute as it could be.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Fair Scenes in MA
|Spinners show off their handspun yarn and handmade blankets.|
|Some beautiful spinning fiber and yarn.|
|Veggie display 1.|
|Veggie display 2.|
|Weigh in of the giant pumpkin contest.|
|Like any fair, there is a rabbit show.|
|A tri-color Rex on display.|
|A curious Checker Giant.|
|Most other fairs don't have an elephant show, but there is one at the fair in MA.|
Monday, September 24, 2012
Sheep Shearing Demonstration at a Fair in MA
|Our friend Chris O. went to a fair in MA and shares the photos of a sheep shearing demo.|
|Sheep are getting anxious.|
|Shearer starts with a black sheep.|
|The sheep is no match for the masterful shearer.|
|The special shoe cover worn by the shearer.|
|A fleece is born!|
|The shearer uses a spindle made from a CD to spin the freshly shorn wool.|
|A closer look at the special shoe cover.|
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Very Fine Angora Yarn
Monica bought some white English Angora wool from Betty, she says,
"I did it on a Turkish Spindle and the fiber is just such a dream to spin!"
"I have only gotten this skein done so far, but if I can spin all of it the same thickness, I will end up with approxmately 1200 yards from 4 ounces! "
That is some fine spinning. With 4 ounces, Monica can get 1200 yards of double plied yarn with a Turkish spindle. Betty says, "I will never be able to do it so well!"