I wanted to thank you again for taking the time to show me how to use combs at the festival weekend before last. My daughter and I went to Rhinebeck yesterday and I was able to get some combs. Also, I spun up that fiber you helped me prepare with the combs and I LOVE IT!!! What kind is it and can I buy some???? (Actually, not only did I spin it, but I knitted a small swatch. I think I’d like to make my first sweater with that wool.) Please let me know if it’s available, how much per pound, where and when I can pick it up. Thanks!!!
As requested a photo of the finished cardigan with your VT wool. Of course, I ended up not needing more! But I am so happy that I have more so never mind. It is the Tea Leaves pattern and I had the buttons from another project and thought they were a perfect balance to the rustic sweater. I cannot tell you how much I adore this cardigan and how beautiful it is – all because of your beautiful fiber. I am finishing up some spinning for a Woolalong I am part of but as soon as I am done I am starting with the brown lamb roving from you. I have been looking forward to it for months. I am sure that the rest of New England is hating this snowy winter but I LOVE it! Endless days to indulge in knitting and spinning. Of course taking care of the sheep must be tough for you in this weather! Hope you are well!
I am busy spinning and knitting up the chocolate brown lambs roving and having a WONDERFUL time. It is such bouncy springy stuff. Spinning up beautifully plump! I will give you a progress report when I get the cardigan done!
….I’m sorry you weren’t able to stay long enough to hear all the wonderful things the judge had to say about Marley’s fleece. As soon as it was unrolled, the judge said, “you’ve saved the best for last.” She spread out her arms and bent down low to examine the fleece. I thought for a second that she was going to climb up onto the table and roll around in it. I kept wishing she would stop gushing over it, since I had had my eye on that beautiful wool since arriving at the festival that morning. I didn’t want anyone to know how spectacular it was.
As it turned out, there were three of us interested in buying it. One woman backed down right away and then it came to a “Price is Right” competition between me and this other woman. We had to select a number between one and 12. I was the winner with my selection of my lucky number five….
Just to let you know these sheep you gave me are AWESOME! They are so sweet and so easy going and healthy! I can’t thank you enough for raising such lovely animals. Oh – and they are so totally dogbroke- we are really enjoying them. They joined up with the other 3 and are a real flock now. I get a real kick out of aunt Myrtle and Uncle Izzy who keep everyone under control….
We had a great trip back and the flock rode exceptionally well in the little trailer. We backed into the barn and dropped the tailgate then opened the stall door where the other sheep were waiting and they came out and a real baa fest ensued. Everyone meeting and greeting and off they all went into the 30 X 10 foot stall and out to the new pasture. They seem very happy with the new place. The babies naturally are calling for mom but tonight when I brought them all in they already sounded well on their way to becoming independent sheep citizens. They have all really taken to each other which is just great. Thanks for breeding and selling me such lovely animals….
I received my wool today. It is very lovely. I am relatively new to wool madness and started out with an interest in felting. Recently I have been teaching myself to spin on a drop spindle…..
And newbie tho I am, I can readily see that these fibers will spin up beautifully. Cormo has been on my list of gotta-tries and the addition of the alpaca is a real bonus. I’ll felt up swatches of each wool and spin a bit from each….
I wish you success in your business and thanks again for the beautiful fiber.