Sheared Bliss

April Showers

I know April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, but if the showers happen to be snow showers like we’ve been getting lately then it’s much more useful if they bring brightly colored wool.

I’ve been dyeing up a storm.

There’s fluffy roving in every flavor:

Looks like cotton candy, but it’s better for you – fewer calories, more fiber!

There’s a whole spectrum of sock yarn:

And there’s a rainbow of silks for good measure:

If you’d like to see firsthand how to get these colors and more using all natural dyes (as well as all of the other aspects of fiber processing), come to the Littleton Museum’s Sheep to Shawl event this Saturday.  I’ll be dyeing in the summer kitchen.  Stop by and say hello!


Happy Easter

This was SweetP’s second Easter, but the first that he was mobile enough to hunt for Easter eggs.  Finding the eggs was exciting and they made interesting noises when he shook them.

The bit about putting them in the basket was a little confusing though.

After we showed him that the eggs were full of tasty things he started to get the picture.

Meanwhile, I’ve been busy dyeing up my own basket of goodies.

Two Boxes Full
January 3, 2012, 1:00 pm
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Remember this?  I took the fleeces we skirted back in August to Spring Too Fibers and told Andrew to do whatever he thought best with them.  Fast forward a few months and I get two large boxes in the mail containing this:

Yup, that’s 8 pounds of merino roving and 3.5 pounds of churro roving.

Now, to figure out how to spin while holding a baby . . .

Denver Handmade Craft Fair

Today was the Denver Handmade Craft Fair.

NurseK and I got there early to set up our booth.  She was selling some of her really stunning crochet creations and I was selling my hand dyed yarn and fiber and handspun yarn.

It was a small fair, but a good first experience as a vendor.  I made a few sales, got to spend a beautiful day in the park with NurseK and LuLu who came to hang out with us for the afternoon, and got a fair amount of spinning done.

I’ll be getting my leftover inventory from the fair posted on Etsy over the next few days so keep an eye on my shop.