Lots 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!