WIP Wednesday – Sand Storm and Domino

img_2814 img_2856 img_2843Lots of woolly things happening here this week. First up, I’ve been spinning away on some gorgeous Shetland from Southern Cross Fibre.  The colorway is called “Sand Storm” and I love the earthy browns, rusts, peaches, and blues.  Planning to spin this as a fractal 2 ply to use for … you guessed it … a colorwork hat.  I’m not sure what the motif will be yet but I KNOW that this yarn absolutely wants to be something fun and stranded.

The second work-in-progress for this week is some really beautiful locally grown fleece.  These deliciously soft chocolate brown/black locks are from Domino, one of the many wonderful sheep from Harmony Meadow Farm. Domino is a cross of Finn/Suffolk/Corriedale and I wish that you could reach out and feel just how light, fluffy, and soft these locks are.

I find that I am enjoying more and more the whole process of fleece to finished yarn and knitted goodies.  I like getting to slow down and really savor each part of the process and I like the connection I get to have with the people who grew the lovely fleece.  It gives everything that extra special touch and story to it.

Hope you’re all having a lovely week and that you find some time for craft. 

Happy Wednesday all!


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