Saturday, September 19, 2009

Spin like a Pirate/garage sale

Arrr, today was International Talk Like A Pirate Day and Worldwide Spin in Public Day, and we war host house for a benefit garage sale this weekend, so you can guess what this post will be about! The sale benefitted a family whose son has cancer, and the sale went quite well! The spin in public e'ent at the ci'ic center in Hillsboro was fun, e'en though I only got t' stay for an hour, shiver me timbers! Me met more spinner/dyer/fiber-lo'in' people, got a fabulous goodie bag o' fiber samples, and chatted a bit. Then I bought organic crookneck squash at the farmer's market on my way t' my car. Me scored 5 large squash for $1, shiver me timbers! Then I went back home t' work the sale more. In the pirate spirit, I translated this post usin' the translator at
http://www.talklikeapirateday.com/translate/index.php/index.php
try it and enjoy, shiver me timbers!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Mystery Fleeces

A friend from church got me some fleeces from the barn at her work. They don't do anything with them, so she offered to get some for me! I now have 6 garbage bags of wool in my garage. :) It smells very sheepy, as nothing was done to keep their wool clean. But all those pounds of wool for free is worth the work! It isn't a yarn wool breed, but the staple length is good. It is crimped insanely, though, crimping up and down in a crazy way about 10 times per inch. Those sheep had afros. After playing with it in my fingers, I think it'll spin up nice if I can ever get it clean!