Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
the cherry red and steel gray version. I have lots of cool color palettes from Knitpicks. I can see my daughter Chloe in maybe a Chartruese, orange and light turquoise version. I also knitted up a Mink Brown and Saffron Yellow version as well. I am obsessed with colorwork and I am now knitting up the Owlie Owl Cowlie found on ETSY in Heathered Cocoa, Bridesmaid Seafoam Blue and Heathered Green Tea. Its so cute! pics soon.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Lilly was sold to my friend Carol . The day Moxy and Q-tip Kidded Lilly did the same. Here is her super nice red doeling . I feel fortunate that my Buck Sam threw so much color. These are his first kids and he did an awesome job. Sam is a white buck with small indiscriminate patches of black. He has red, black, cream and tan in his background. This little girl was named Megan, then we have Cloudy who is a Red and White Pinto and then Milagra. Im still unsure if Milagra is Sams kid. There is a possiblity that she might be part Nigerian so I have to wait and see as she matures. Mia ( Milagra) is solid black. All of these kids have the softest fleece and Cloudy and Megan have super curls.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Milagra is so black its really hard to see her. I have never seen a goat so black. She is blue/black. Her face is so black... her nose and eyes are almost invisible against the blackness of herself. Its quite something to see in person. The pics do not do her justice. I believe Mila is the daughter of Huckleberry our prized nigie who now lives at Prairiewood ranch. That would make her a Nygora. Cloudy is from our Angora buck Sam. Cloudy is not white. I may need a few days to see how she looks. She has a reddish cast and a light brown or tan head.
I really didn't think this little goat was gonna make it but over the next 5 hours i kept it up and now she is drinking from a bottle. During all of this craziness my other goat Q-tip kidded and gave me another little girl. I managed to get enough colostrum from her to feed the Miracle goat. Well our new little Miracle is called Milagra. Spanish for miracle.
This was the most awesome day Ive had this year. It fills me with so much hope . I had been needing something hopeful and today was my lucky day. I Thank my lucky stars I went out to the barn today. I had plans to go to town. Usually JC does morning feeding but this morning I decided to do it. Synchronicity really came through for Milagro, me , JC and the Flying Goat Ranch.
Ahhhhh what a day. I needed a little Miracle in my life and today she came.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.
have fun and please tell me where i can find your mosaic once you completed the challenge.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Here is a small sample of the dyed roving I have completed the past few days. I have roving still drying on the racks that is really beautiful... so as soon as it dries I will definitely add it to SpinKitty. This small sample was my experimentation with different types of fiber and new ways of applying the dye. All of it was steamed. The stuff still on the racks is fun and vibrant. I cant wait to share it. My fiber journey has been amazing. I owe a lot of my success to my fibernistas. Love to my Wednesday afternoon gIRL pOSSE and a big giant hugg to the Thursday night BFFF mammas.
Friday, November 28, 2008
I have been playing with some fiber that came from my friend Wendy's farm , roving that Terri got me in Taos and the hand dyed Sharon and I did. Now I need to decide if they are to become singles, doubles or triples and if they will be plyed with them self or other fibers. The dark brown is really lovely kid wool. I think I would like to make a shawl with it. The colorful stuff will most likely become hats .
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
My Biggest problem is that I keep choosing patterns too difficult for my skill level.
Then I came across this cute little Mountain Color bootie pattern and I even spun the yarn. Its a combination of Mohair from my goats plyed with tencel . Ok so it took me a jillion years to complete this little cutie and now I have to make one that matches. Right now IM just glad that I was able to complete just one simple sock despite the fact it has no partner. SO Now I guess I better get cracking on its mate. Hopefully it wont take me a year to finish the next one.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I took a trip to the east mountains to visit my good friend Sharon Shaver. What a fun day. We dyed from morning to late afternoon. I came home with a wonderful assortment of dyed roving, yarn, and silk hankies. Today I started spinning up the garnet and blueberry roving and it spins so delicate. I love Sharons way of dyeing. The roving and yarn stays fluffy. Im so excited by what she taught me I ordered a bunch of dye and Im ready to play again soon.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I chose some Funky Alpaca from Four Pines Alpacas. Its really loosely spun and very fuzzy making it a difficult project. Despite the problems Ive had its been a good learning experience. Choosing the proper yarn makes weaving much easier
Taking notes for future projects
Not too bad . Practice Practice practice...
Monday, June 23, 2008
Linda our Indigo Mistress
What a great class, Linda Du Blois of Village wools was a enthusiatstic teacher with helpful tips on successful Indigo dyeing. I have really been wanting to do a Indigo pot. Now I feel I have the confidence to move forward. It was also fun to share the day with our Fiber to finish group. Thanks to Linda and Myra our club prez for putting together an educational and fun day.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
I had a blast at Wendys today. The shearer was amazing. I told him I was getting ready to shear my goats in the coming weeks and needed some expert advice. While he sheared Wendys he gave me tips on how to do the goats. When he was almost done he said if I ran home real quick and grabbed a few he would give me a quick lesson. My pretty Zia was first in line. While her fleece was not as long as I would have liked I felt like I got a really good overview on how to do a better job.
I sheared Pearl and Rasta last year and didnt get it as close as I would have liked Now Im armed with better tools and the knowledge to do a more professional job. Thanks goes to Wendy and Jake , and of course Pat the Shearer. All in all it was a fun day.