Thursday, January 12, 2012

New Historic Attire is Coming

SDFA has made a new dress for 2012.  At the end of 2011, I was wearing my working dress in Old Town.

I have a wonderful new "in town" dress for 2012 that I look forward to wearing this month.  We had a great 2011 and I look forward to many days spinning and sharing with visitors in 2012.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year

SDFA has been very busy the past week or so celebrating the holidays by going on lots of hikes.  We in San Diego were very fortunate that our weather has been fantastic for the past couple of weeks.  Today it was in the mid-70s here, great for a bike ride.  This year seemed odd with two New Year's Days.  Today was the Rose Parade, and the Rose Bowl.  But yesterday was January 1.  I guess some things are beyond explanation.

I only dyed once during the holiday break.  Five ounces of naturally gray Jacob roving from Homestead Farm.  The roving is so lively and springy, it has been a pleasure to dye.  I dyed it in the enamel roaster, with blue, purple, and rose.  I was afraid it would all blend into purple but it did not.

It is darker than the photo, but the natural gray color stayed through the dye process.  I can't wait to spin this roving!

I have also been spinning llama roving.  I have one ounce of white two ply done.  I was practicing really fast long draw on the Elizabeth.  That wheel likes to go fast and the llama fiber, from Specialty Yarn and Llamas in Wynola, is well prepared so it is easy to spin quickly.  I have some other one ounce samples of llama that I look forward to spinning soon.