Sheared Bliss

Signs of Spring
April 28, 2013, 10:16 pm
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There are signs of spring peeking out all over the farm.



And Pioneer Celery came out of the cabin and did not see her shadow:

I think spring is really on the way, folks.  (Please ignore the weather forecast for Wednesday.  I know I am.)


Sheep To Shawl

Sheep were sheared.

Yarn was dyed.

Pretty things were sold.

SweetP was sweet.

And a good time was had by all.

Sheep to Shawl

This past Saturday was the Littleton Museum’s annual Sheep to Shawl event which also happened to be Wiggles’ first history event.  Despite photographic evidence to the contrary, he seemed to enjoy it.  There were lots of new things to look at and new people to flirt with and a new outfit to spit up on.  More on the previously mentioned outfit and the above pictured yarn to come soon.

Fiberful Weekend

Well, I seem to be about two weeks behind on everything in my life right now so I guess it’s fitting that I’m writing about the Estes Park Wool Market about a week and a half after it happened.  So, two weekends ago I went up to drool over the fluffy things with Ms. Celery, CoworkerA, and NurseA (who’s in my fiber arts group).  As usual, there were many fluffy animals.

There was also much fluffy shopping goodness and some of it came home with me.

Sheep Tape Measure from Lantern Moon

Frabjous Fibers’ Black Diamond Bamboorino Top in Redwood Forest from Susan’s Fiber Shop

Neuquen organic merino wool yarn in green/gray colorway from Textiles A Mano

The tape measure and roving were birthday presents from CodeMonkey and the yarn was a birthday present from my Busia.  Thanks, you two!

Sheep to Shawl

Oof, life seems to be getting in the way of my blogging mojo lately.  Nothing bad, just a combination of things at work and home that are turning out to be both time consuming and exhausting.  Be that as it may, it’s a bit ridiculous how behind I am so here are some pictures from the Sheep to Shawl event at the museum two weeks ago.

Feelin’ Blue
April 9, 2011, 11:25 am
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I’m sorry that things have been so quiet around here lately.  My excuse is that things are decidedly not-quiet at work right now.  Unfortunately, the not-quiet work situation is going to prevail for at least another week and a half so posts will probably continue to be a little sparse until then.  By way of apology and distraction, here’s some baby lamb cuteness.

Last weekend we had one of those freak spring snowstorms that we get in Colorado.  The temperature dropped about 40º over the course of just a few hours and by mid-afternoon it looked like this.

PioneerCelery and I were at the museum and ended up lambsitting because PioneerT was concerned that Maggie was too cold out with the other sheep.

Miss Maggie had a busy day of eating lunch, exploring the cabin, nibbling on the rug, and supervising our other project for the day . . .

. . . indigo dyeing!

I’ll be doing another indigo dyeing demo with PioneerJ at the Littleton Museum’s Sheep to Shawl event on Saturday, April 16th from 10 to 3.  Stop by for some wooly goodness.

Weekend Wrap-up
March 30, 2011, 9:17 pm
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On Saturday there was some museum-ing.  It was Dairy Day and PioneerV and I were in charge of churning butter.

There were also new lambies to ogle.

On Sunday, MommaCodeMoneky and I sewed.

What is it?  Well, you’ll just have to wait until it’s finished to find out.