Hello Ladies! I can’t stop posting at the moment! It seems I have a lot to say and show!
It’s a grey day, rain pelting at my windows, winds meant to get up to 130km/hour… I’m a bit worried about my daffodil, shall I pick it and bring it inside?
So as I said yesterday, Mum and I went to the Upper Hutt spin-in, it’s a fibrecraft guild thing… lots of lovely ladies from all the Wellington fibrecraft guilds get together and spin/ knit/ crochet/ chat/ drink tea and eat lovely food and the best bit…. there are traders there selling their wool!
Do we wonder why!? Shall we have a close-up of that colourful goodness?
And the other side! This is Maria’s hand-dyed wool, and WOW… I just love those colours! She sells either corridale or merino wool (man that merino is soft!)… and just happens to be a friend of my Mum’s … in fact she sometimes buys my Mum’s fleece, dyes it, then has possibly sold it back to me!
Here’s the corridale… (the top picture was the merino…)
Then onto the lovely Phyllis’s wool. Now, Phyllis is a Master of Wool. She is turning 80 this year and still breeding 47 ewes each year, although says it has been hard lately cruising around her farm on the 4-wheeler sorting out the premature lambs. She told me to take lots of pics for my blog because she may not be doing this much longer which is a shame as her wool is amazing…
And the sheepskins! Aaaarrrhhh! Being a strict vego I just can’t deal with sheepskins… but man they’re soft! I couldn’t help running my fingers through that soft soft wool, but every time I touched them I felt a bit sick towards myself for enjoying it…. I had to show you this pic of her spotty sheepy…
She told me she had a ewe which she bred from each year, whose lambs always had a white spot on their shoulder in the same spot! Every year! Aren’t genetics funny!
So after cruising the stalls, everyone settled in for a spin or other wool-crafting…
Did I indulge? You may ask?
Pfffffffffffffffffffffffffff! Surely you know me well enough by now!
Of course I did!
In fact… so much indulgence went on, that Mum banned Maria from selling me any more wool as she has to spin it for me! (Thanks Mum!!!)
I can’t wait until she does! That wool is going to make some kickin’ flowers for sure!
Do you know what? Louise had written a lovely post the other day, mentioning her blog friends who had been with her from the beginning and make blogging so worthwhile, and it made me feel really good! It’s so true, that blog friends are so important and make blogging fun… I have more than a few I’d like to send some special love to… including Louise from Gephart836 who left me my first ever comment, jenni from baame-kniits who will be getting very excited about this post and leaving me a comment telling me to spin the wool myself!! I bet you do Jenni!!!! he he…and of course the lovely joyce who spreads sunshine everywhere…. It wouldn’t be a real post without a comment from these ladies!
And lots of love to all of my other blog friends too, I just love hearing your feedback and lovely comments, and visiting your blogs too, you guys are all just the best ever! I gain so much inspiration from all of you and am so pleased I took the scary plunge and decided to start a blog! It has been such a worthwhile experience and it’s because all of you!
I’m off to bake some muffins now…
Wishing you love and happiness for the day, from Alice and Raymond XX