Jul 21, 2010

Shearing - 2010 Clip

Some beautiful weather afforded us a couple of lovely days out on the islands for shearing this year. These two little lambs looked on as their mom got a hair cut.

There were many fleeces selected for handspinning, which will be for sale at the Common Ground Country Fair in September.

At the end of a long morning, and a fantastic picnic lunch, it's time for the boat ride home.

Jul 17, 2010

The Sweat Shop

As lovely and super summery as it's been the past couple weeks, I'm sure you can imagine what nearly 90 degree heat and 90% humidity feel like when one is trying to make yarn... AWESOME.

We like to practice a Spanish workday when it gets this hot: Siesta from 2-4pm. It is much easier to make yarn at 7am and 7pm on days like this. But we're so happy that our new Fog Yarn has been flying off the shelves at Spruce & Gussy and Purl Diva, that we don't mind sweating to keep up with popular demand.

We'd hate to leave you with nothing to knit at the beach this week!