Sunday, May 20, 2007

Fibery Pursuits - in Kentucky and Tennesse!

Yesterday, Peggy and her granddaughter Emma Belle picked Caryn and myself up to go to Tennessee on a bunny hunt!

It was quite and adventure, as the woman who was selling the French Angora Rabbits was completely clueless when it came to giving directions! On top of that, dear Peggy doesn't have a map in the car. . . ok, well, not my usual way of doing things and hopefully, I didn't spoil Peggy's day, but I honestly hate to not know where I am going! All's well that ends well, though and Peggy got 2 of the little critter's and I am thinking about the offspring of those two. . . Go see the cuties on her blog!! Oh, I want one!

Ok in other persuits, when you take two of these:

And ply them together:

You could get one of these (with leftover's on one bobbin):

This is 4.5 ounces of a Romney Sheep named Georgia (from Skyline Farms) that spun into 305 yards of two ply yarn at 14 wpi.

I have been using the Yarn Scale that is supplied in The Essentials of Yarn Design by Mabel Ross to try and stay consistent with this yarn. I think that so far it is working! This is the darkest of my Romney and I plan to have three darks and two lights for a fairisle design by Ron Schwitzer.


vanessa said...

yummy yarn :-)
i'm with you on the knowing where you are going!

Angela said...

June, you and I would travel together beautifully :) I like to know where I am going and have a full complement of snacks and water as well.

The Romney looks beautiful and I'm so impressed that you are spinning for your own fair-isle!

Peggy said...

The yarn looks wonderful. As far as the trip, nah, you didn't ruin my day, silly willy. However, I am one of those people that details drive me crazy, in fact sometimes they can be just down right depressing!!!!! I, as you already know, am complusive. When I speak before groups I usually don't even know what I'm going to say until at most a day before. Just the way I'm wired. Whereas, you on the otherhand.....why else would you choose accounting as a career choice. You like to know where you are, where you are going and how your going to get there. I just need to know the general direction. :) Just think we could be in California on beach right now. :)

Melanie said...

Now who wouldn't want to have a couple of those cute bunnies? Your romney looks wonderful.

Jane said...

Lovely spinning. How cool is it that you know the name of the sheep who provided the fiber?