Here's some yarn I've been spinning during lambing season. It's 100% Romney from our own sheep and I've spun 3 full bobbins. I spun it fairly fine to give me options as I didn't have a project in mind at the time. I may make a 2 ply and use it for a shawl or 3 ply and use it for socks.
I'm down to my last ewe to lamb out so lets talk about having a SPIN-IN.
Here's a picture of some Rambouillet combed top that I just received back from processing. I bought the fleeces a couple of years ago for $5 each then had them processed this winter. If shipping wasn't so expensive I'd send more fiber to be processed!
To celebrate the end of lambing (it's as good an excuse as any) I treated myself to 8oz of CVM that I found on ebay this morning!! Aren't I bad!!
Julie, your spinning looks great! I love natural cream yarn, I find it addicting. And the rambouillet is jaw dropping gorgeous! Well worth the cost of processing. And what a deal on the fleeces too!
A spin-in sounds wonderful. I hope we'll get to see more pictures of all your new babies. And of your hard earned reward as well. (Naw, you aren't bad - lol)
Thanks Wendy. So far I've only dyed after spinning so when I decide what I want to do with this yarn I'll be dying it. I was very pleased with how the rambouillet turned out and can't wait to try some. I'm going to the Ontario Handspinners and Weaver's Conference as a vendor the first weekend in May so I'll be taking some of it to sell as well as our own fleeces. BTW Zeillinger's in Michigan does our processing and do a wonderful job. I've tried others but really like the quality of their work.
Best of luck at the Ontario Handspinner and Weaver's Conference.
I'm not sure I could sell any of that beautiful Rambouillet. I'd want it all for myself! As Cheryl has said, good luck at your show. Where in Ontario is it taking place?
You're right about Zeilinger's. They have a great reputation and are very nice people.
I know, I've been drooling over it myself but I promised hubby I'd sell some because it was SO expensive to have processed. Postage alone was over $100. The WASOON Conference is always held in the North every 2 years and this year it's in a small town called Elliot Lake. People come from all over to take classes and lectures.
Sometimes we have to keep our promises and do what we have to do.
Wazoo! That is expensive shipping. So I am assuming the rambouillet was done by Zeilinger's, correct? I sures do hope you keep a nice, big portion for yourself though.
I'll have to look up WASOON conference. Sounds interesting!
It's getting to the point where shipping is more expensive than processing. Yes, Zeilinger's processed the rambouillet. I'm sure I can squirrel some of it away for myself. Yes, as I say people come from all over Canada, the US and even the far east to WASOON. I've always been too busy selling to be able to take any of their courses but maybe one day. I'm doing another show later in May that is by invitation only for The Haliburton School of the Arts which is also a world-renowned teaching facility for spinners and weavers.
What would you expect to pay for 8oz of combed rambouillet at a fiber show ladies?
If I were buying the rambouillet on line, I would expect a bit of a price break, but at a show I would expect to pay $16 - 20 for 8 oz... That is just from my experience.
Thanks Susan. That's in line with what I was thinking.
Wow, you have been busy! Love how your spinning looks and the picture of fiber looks soooo yummy!
I'm up for a spin-in again - just let me know when! :)
Yummy fiber! And gorgeous spinning! I love the different colors on the single. Can't wait to see it plied.