Yesterday morning I finished spinning the wool from Mim's ewe Limerick. I love the shine and the odd color that Laura has dubbed Brillo pad. This was the dirtiest fleece that I have ever processed, outside of my own. I'm happy to have nice yarn - phew.
I'm showing the finished skeins with a ball of actual black Shetland to how the difference in color. I'm still thinking about how to use these colors of Shetland. I think there are eleven.
Meanwhile, these are the skeins I've entered in the fair this year. I get caught every year with entries made - not actually presented. At least these are finished. My knitted entries, not so much.
And then this evening we had the surprise of a lifetime, at least the surprise of a month-
time, when the sky opened up and the rain fell so hard, it was splashing us and even protected on the deck, we were getting wet. Our neighbors Carol and Harry were visiting and because it dropped the temps, we actually got cold and had to go back into the house.
It rains here like seldom and never so this was an unexpected surprise and am absolute treat. I'll take it!!
The county fair........
14 hours ago