Sunday, July 18, 2010

Like ice cream for the soul

That's what a cool, cloudy morning in the middle of summer is like. A refreshing blanket of chill ocean air, thanks to an "on-shore flow," had the horses feeling frisky this morning (I took the photo above after they got their yeehaws out and stopped to visit). Didn't seem to affect the sheep in the same way:
Barry is standing at the gate looking for someone to take him home and love him, and appreciate his shiny, soft white fleece! Don't YOU need somebaa-dy to love? ;-)

Just think how pretty that white fleece would be spun up on Paisley (that's what I've decided to call my dymondwood Turkish spindle). I really thought the sparkly lavender batt I'm currently spinning on it would clash, but it doesn't at all.

Nonetheless, I decided to get another in more neutral, natural wood, so "Tamarin" (because she's made with spalted tamarin whorls and an ebony shaft)
will start winging her way to me tomorrow. I know; I'm bad. No one likes to "fall" alone, so I've been doing my best to enable others, as well. (Right, Sara?) A little bird told me that there will be more jewel-like dymondwood colorways up on Threadsthrutime's Etsy shop this week. (I'm not getting any compensation for saying that, I just lurve my Paisley!)

That's it for now from . . .


Tina T-P said...

Very nice work on the spindle! Don't the sheepies get hot in the coats this time of the year? T.

Jenny Holden said...

Are those all your horses? Lovely photos. I can't believe how neat your wool is on that spindle! I'm sure I''ll never get mine that neat... but I might have to give it a go.

thecrazysheeplady said...

I's just gots to get one ;-). I can't believe how evenly you've wound that on. Really nice and the spinning is superb!

Michelle said...

Tina, my dark sheep actually seem cooler in light-colored coats!

Jenny and Sara, I stumbled across that winding-on, and then found a video demonstrating it on Ravelry. It's not hard, and let's you pack on more fiber!

And yes, Jenny, those are our four horses. Russell is the big bay on the other side of the fence; the small bay is Brian's pony Breezy, the sorrel facing the camera is Rick's old cutting horse and the sorrel standing sideways is his younger horse (that I don't like).