Saturday, April 19, 2008

The painted BFL turned out pretty nice. The steaming worked better than the submersion dying and the wool stayed nice and soft without any felting. My original plan was to double ply it together, but I've decided to do singles of the painted and ply it with some white BFL. Just to see. Here's a picture of the single so far. A new project in the works now. The Bamboo 12 yarn from Cotton Clouds is so beautiful. I've just about got the warp measured out, maybe today will finish it out. Then on to warping the Ashford. The weft for one scarf will be lime green, the other a bright yellow. Both of these on a white warp. Should be great for summer. We finally succeeded in re-homing the two extra roosters from last year's chicks. They were too nice to eat but very noisy and the daddy rooster (Brooster) wouldn't let them near the hens or to eat. Poor little guys. The people that took them had 20 hens and no rooster. We were both happy. The cashmere goats are going to be sold soon, I hope. They have gotten too rough for me and are very jealous of the other littler goats. I had to move the cashmeres to the little pen where they started out a couple years ago, and put the alpacas over with the other three pygora goats and Dolly, our wonderful Great Pyr guard dog. Everyone seems so much happier now. The cashmeres are so wonderful and so loving and playful. I really hate to get rid of them, but it seems to help my stress level to have a few less animals to care for right now. They're calling for more snow this weekend, BLAHHHH! Everyone up here is so sick of it. Oh well, it can't last into summer, can it?

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