It’s New Year’s Eve!
Well 2011 isn’t ending so wonderfully. Julio’s jaw abscess has returned, thankfully not too badly, and this week I’ve had a sore throat/earache thing going on which is leaving me totally exhausted. Perhaps Julio and I are just having sympathy pangs for each other? Animals are so in tuned to their caretakers and alpacas are no exception.
On New Year’s Eve I am always excited to look forward to the new beginnings of a new year. I blogged about that last year.
So today I’m just reflecting about this past year. 2011 has been a wonderful year! My big goal was to teach myself to process fleece myself and yup, I succeeded. I learned how to sort the fleece [yes, yes, actually that was at the end of 2010], and how to wash it, flick it, comb it, card it, and my favorite ~ spin it! I can spin on both a spindle and a spinning wheel!
Here’s my new spinning wheel, an Ashford Country Spinner:
And here are the first 2 skeins I spun ~ the blue one is Border LeicesterX wool with a little alpaca, and the red one is Border LeicesterX wool with a little mohair:
I love, love, love, bulky, funky, art yarns and my heavy Turkish spindle and the Country Spinner are both perfect for this. These bulky yarns are perfect for weaving on my frame looms.
I hope you all had a wonderful 2011.
Here’s to 2012! May you have an even more wonderful year!
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Bright Blessings to all of you!!