Thursday, July 10, 2008

Looky, looky!

Here is the 2-ply yarn I spun from the merino roving Allena gave me, all washed and soft. I got around 247 yards out of 2 1/2 ounces, which should make a gorgeous scarf.

And what's that charming embellishment, you ask? I'm on a Yahoo spinning list, and there are sometimes advertisements for shawl pins designed by Romi. Recently she offered $5 off any purchase in honor of a new design release. I followed her link and took a look around. All her designs are lovely, but when I saw her ram pin, I was a goner. "Copper" arrived today, and will hopefully grace my handknits for many years to come! Doesn't he look like a Shetland?

This evening the ewes and lambs dined on fresh garden peas. A neighbor was ready to tear out his plants and thought (rightly) that the sheep might like them. There's more on the menu for tomorrow; they will be happy to hear that!

I made a good contact for selling my roving and maybe even my little wether boys today. I've also located a poll-carrier ewe that sounds a nice addition to my flock. I'm trying not to get too excited about either possibility before they pan out, but the future looks so bright, I'm gonna need shades. :-) On top of that, I found out this morning that we will be flying to Texas in October for a wedding - my sister's getting married! Whee!

That's enough excitement for now from . . .

8 comments:

country girl said...

Beautiful yarn and great shawl pin. I will have to check out her site.

sheila said...

If I had a shawl pin tht cute, I might be inspired to try knitting a shawl to go with it!!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

That's me; I've never had an urge to knit shawls and have only done the one basic rectangle. But I have my "spinning tutorial" yarn that needs a big "show-off" project, so I'm thinking shawl for that, and then this cute little ram came along to encourage me! Of course, he's so cute I might have to use him for scarves and sweaters, too. :-)

A :-) said...

Your yarn is looking great!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Why, thank-you! It's not all that even, as you can see, but I figure if someone wants perfectly even yarn they can buy millspun. :-)

Kathy said...

Dang! It's too bad you can't drive to Texas and pick up a ewe or ram lamb!

I love the yarn and that scarf pin is beeyouteeful! I love copper and rams, so it's a clear winner!

Your spinning is beautiful too, BTW! :)

melanie said...

Nice to see you and the sheep are having a good day! Excellent, I might say. That yarn is gorgeous.

Jenny Holden said...

What a gorgeous pin! I wonder whether they ship to the UK? The design is great, I've been trying to come up with a logo for my flock based on the idea of a sheep drawn from one line... and this design is far better than mine.