Thursday, April 18, 2013

CT Sheep & Wool Festival April 27th!!!

Check out "Put A Good Spin On It" in the Green Building at the CT Sheep & Wool Festival to be held on Saturday, April 27th at the Tolland Agricultural Center, 24 Hyde Avenue (Route 30), Vernon, CT.  We are one of four  CT farms represented in our booth.  We are looking forward to seeing you.  Oh yes, I knit this big ribbon bag so that I could bring some goodies home too! 

The Unvailing...

This is the Special Project Yarn to be given to a special friend.  Shhhhh!

OK so winter hung on....

This is what Vermont looked like late in March!!!  Ugh!!!

What a Happy 70th Birthday!!!

Let the picture speak!!  We all had a great time!!

Spring Like Day Dyepot Dyeing

Here are some hand spun, hand dyed yarns that you can see at CT Sheep & Wool Festival on April 27th! 

Yarns Spun for a Special Project!!

Sometimes it is just fun to put together yarn that I have spun and make a special creation.  Here is the yarn!

Dyeing Roving in Crayola Colors!

More winter fun!!  Dyeing bright colors in Vermont cheered up a gray day!  These babydoll sheep wool/alpaca braids will be available on April 27th at the CT Sheep & Wool Festival!

Teeswater Locks!

It was worth the wait for Teeswater Locks from The Yellow Farm!  After spinning the locks and knitting them in a few rows.  This is the result!

Crochet Hats!

My new skill this winter was to learn to make crochet hats.  After some modifications I came up with some instructions to make different sizes and to add crochet flowers too.  I dyed some lovely alpaca and have set up kits to be sold at CT Sheep & Wool Festival on April 27th! 

Afghan Presentation to Scarlet And Family!

Scarlet, J.T. and Maureen (mother, son, grandchild)  all were blown away with the kindness of strangers bringing them comfort.

Scarlet's Afghan

Each contributor put their own spin on each square and results were stunning!

Knitters, Crocheters, Spinners Make Care Squares!

Sadly our friend Scarlet lost her son, Jesse Lewis on 12/14/2012.  Soundview Knitting Guild, Orange Arts and Crafts Guild, Facebook friends around the world and our local fiber artists and farmers made Care Squares to be assembled into an Afghan full of love and support.

After the storm..

Our curious alpacas came out in the path to see what the Blizzard had left behind!

Blizzard 2013

It took 3 hours to dig to the animals barn.  What a sight to see all of the animals peaking out of the barn!