It's time to think about hats again. I just got my check from the Brewery Arts Center and they sold four last month. Let me say that hats are not lucrative, but they are fun to make and they let me use up handspun without having to make enough of anything for a "real" project.
I have been spinning natural colored wools for the past several months because I want to dye everything at once in natural dyes. These skeins are from exhausted baths of natural dyes last year. The colors are sweet but not very interesting. Time to overdye.
This is much better but still short of what I need. The skeins aren't make-a-hat ready. I need some connecting yarns and less of that blue. It's called Lily but I don't know why. On the other hand, the orange is called Pumpkin. I ordered it thinking it would be golden and now wonder why I'm surprised that it's orange.
I'm trying to decide whether to rainbow dye some already spun yarn or to dye in the locks, drum card and then spin. I need some variegated colors to connect these dots. I'll think about that in the morning. I am *still* knitting on the scarf that I entered in the fair.
We discovered this sign hanging on our fence. Our neighbor Steve teased Ian about it this morning. I had seen it yesterday morning but thought Ian hung it. Ian hadn't seen it at all. We're pointing fingers at Carol, who lives in our valley and works at the library. She must have done it under cover of darkness because we're outside most of the day. They're on vacation so we can only guess for now.
I wonder if I have mentioned that Sammie is a hybrid - part amphibian. Her prior owners have provided us with her vet records and registration forms, which means little since she's spayed. What is does mean is that the questions are gone - she's ours, for better or for worse.
Fleece judging at Black Sheep Gathering
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