Saturday, February 23, 2013

Winter Wool Weekend, In Progress Now!

It's been a very busy weekend here, getting ready and hosting two days of wool workshops. I don't have time to write much, but wanted to share a few images from the first day of the Winter Wool Weekend. Today was all about sheep to yarn, the pre-knitting part of the weekend. It's a heck of a crowd here, with some serious spinners and knitters among the ranks. Hold on to your orifice hooks, folks, it's a wooly time here at the farm! More photos and posts soon!


Blogger Unknown said...

Wish I could be there. Really wish I could be there.

February 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM  
Blogger seagrrlz said...

Love the spinning wheel tattoo. It's awesome.

February 24, 2013 at 6:30 AM  
Blogger seagrrlz said...

Love the spinning wheel tattoo. It's awesome.

February 24, 2013 at 6:31 AM  
Blogger DJ's Farmette said...

Cannot wait to see more pics! Lovin the spinning wheel tat!!

February 24, 2013 at 7:16 AM  
Blogger Wren said...

This looks like so much fun!

February 24, 2013 at 7:34 AM  
Blogger Morning Glory said...

I am there in spirit! Wish I could be there to share some spinning and fiber preparation with liked minded souls, but I am 2500 miles away! Namaste!

February 24, 2013 at 7:43 AM  
Blogger Willow said...

That sounds like a wild and wooly time! Have always wanted to learn to spin. I raised and showed Angora rabbits for years. Had the intent to learn spinning. Went to all the fairs, some Angora rabbit raisers would be showing the old art of spinning with the rabbit right over thier shoulder. Angora rabbits are a laid back bun and when shedding their fur just lends itself to you right from their body hanging happily over your to watch spinners show the old way. Still can't spin :( one day it is still on my list. :)

February 24, 2013 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

I'm with you in spirit, complete with a cat on my lap and a sweater on the needles!

February 24, 2013 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger MollyKnits said...

Wish I was there instead of here healing from knee surgery! Maybe I'll do some spinning on my wheel to be there in spirit!

February 24, 2013 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger English sheep gal said...

I was also with you in spirit, spinning away on my Lendrum wheel in front of the fireplace - I learnt how to ply 2 yarns together recently, so that was yesterdays project, working with some beautiful blue faced Leicester wool. I also went to a class this week about 'Intro to Ravelry', which, it turns out, is a wonderful online resource for patterns, spinning, knitting and crocheting tips. People send in their photos of items both in progress, and completed, so you can see many examples of the same pattern, in different sizes and colors.

For anyone in the Buffalo NY area, my neighbor Amanda, from Inspiration Fibers has classes coming up at The Roycroft Campus in East Aurora,
Feb 28th & March 7th (7-9pm)are about learning to spin using a drop spindle. March 14, 21 & 28 (7-9pm) are classes for the beginner knitter where you'll learn to knit a cowl.

Looking forward to more pics from the weekend workshops

February 24, 2013 at 11:52 AM  

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