Monday, December 1, 2008

Lace weight yarn

In order to not get into a rut, I periodically spin yarns that sell well, but are not me. The above two skeins are lace weight - not my usual - and all natural colored from my animals. They include llama, Shetland, Jacob, and Rambouillet wool, as well as kid mohair. They have over 750 yards each. The one on the left has been washed. The one on the right had not been washed yet. I wanted to see how different they would look. I normally don't list yarns and prices on my blog, but thought I would do so, since I am not going to list anything else on etsy till after the 4th Avenue Street fair. They are each $82 and I will pay postage, if they are purchased off my blog.
The Bad Hair Day Rooster was moving too much for a great photo, but I loived th ecolor combination. It has a lot of the colors that are in the freeform shawl that I am currently knitting.
Marc made a new hutch for two of the rabbits this past weekend. I wanted them up off the ground and away from the chickens, who were probably abusing them. The other rabbit is in a cage of her own. I am pretty sure that she had babies already and that the chickens attacked them. Seeing them go after a grub that was under a brick was kind of scary!

1 comment:

Diana said...

I'm just losing sleep over your and other blogs about keeping sheep and goats, it's all I can rhink about right now. I know that in my country selling wool is just absurd, the price is ridiculous (the spinners pay appr. 1 dollar per kilogram). I've been surfing the web for a good while to find some kind of machinery that is used for making the shearn (is that a word?) wool into some sort of a yarn. I could not really understand what kind of machinery is there for spinning not too large quantities of wool (I don't intend to become a yarn manufacturer, I just want to have my own wool). Could you possibly shed any light on that? How did you make the wool into such nice skeins?

And sorry to bother you with questions but how do you make a living? Can a person nowadays earn a living from farm produce or do you have a some kind of a "day job"? Perhaps you keep animals to sustain yourself, to have your own meat, eggs etc etc etc, but you get the money for other things in some other way? I'd be very thankful for some insights, I just absolutely love your blog.