Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

The Shearing and the Yarn

Our friend Darren has one woolly sheep. Her name is Pony. 

Last year she got most of a haircut. OK well maybe half of the haircut. This year we volunteered to help give her a complete going over. 

It took a while but by the end she looked a lot less woolly. 

And our hands were dirty. Mine in particular.

And here is the yarn that Pony made. 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Crab Carnage

The end of the story was a delicious feast with friends. It was great to share our small bounty. The experience of getting it made it even more delicious. 


While it may be the dog days of summer in the rest of the world, here fall is in the air. Leaves are changing and we've already had our first frost. Our abbreviated summers result in strawberries, raspberries and crab apples all ripening at the same time. It gets a bit frantic trying to make the most of it all. 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Indigo Social The Yarns

Yesterday at the social just about every white yarn I own went into the pot in one way or another. The funny part was a few white errands I own. The yards below were a series of five mini Skeens that I acquired at a workshop which I didn't have A chance to get died during the workshop I'm quite pleased with the gradient I got.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The dog days of summer

They say it's a dogs life… we're having a Yukon heat wave, it's 28°C today.


This morning on our walk to work, by hour I mean me and I love the dog, this magpie became quite curious about what the dog was carrying, could it be food?

Wool Gradients

At old fibre week this year I took a class in dying gradient yarns. Well I didn't end up with a gradient I ended up with some lovely multihued yarn. I thought I would try to repeat the process at home.