Insubordiknit says: “Her locks are, hands down, the best I’ve ever spun with. Seriously. LOCKS OF FRACKING GOLD!Jacey Boggs
Jacey Stringham Boggs (Insubordiknit) says: “Her locks …You should totally race to get some, they go fast!”Jacey Boggs
Nicky Epstein says: “Your yarns are so luxurious and beautiful, if I could knit with only them, I would.”Nicky Epstein
Just got my Breed Box- well done, beautiful presentation, generous samples! I’m looking forward to learning about the breeds.Laura Spinner
Imagine the most beautiful, luxurious yarn you can think of… From one fiber fanatic to another, this yarn is what we live for!The Daily Knitter
Vogue Knitting’s Faith Hale says, “The yarn is just gorgeous…”Vogue Knitting
I am practicing suturing techniques using hemostats on a banana (using a technique Leah Feldman taught me). I was pretty proud of my prowess and wanted to show my daughter... I said, "Jory, look how cool this is." She replied, "Yeah, awesome Mom, you can stitch up a banana. That should come in handy on sheep farm."
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For people that bought breedboxes and want another sample of polwarth... longer, not a lamb and typical for a Polwarth. Please paypal shipping/bag fee (fleece sample is free) of 4.50 total. Info@namastefarms.com
I will bringing Pygora goats and Angora goats for sale at Black Sheep Gathering. They are 75.00-350.00 and really nice. This Pygora doe is for sale also and coming with me. She is a yearling now.
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I still have long locks...
Cooke Creek Sheep Co... Jami Conkling Beintema with the"EXCELLENT" Targhee fleece which Martin Dally judged today. Martin actually said this was a superb fleece. Jami was one of our sponsors... please "like" her page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cooke-Creek-Sheep-Company/348414628911?fref=ts
Kimberly K. McAlindin and Natalie Redding tonight. Learn important facts about flock and fiber on some of your favorite breeds. Please share. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/namaste-farms/2013/06/14/martin-dally-on-zwartbles-cal-red-targhee-polwarth-1
Looks like we're going to Black Sheep Gathering for sure. I am so excited to see everyone. I haven't been able to go in two years. I'm bringing one animal to show and showing one yearling (in full fleece) which I am buying from Joy Dally. We will be filming and one of the Executive Producers is traveling with us and staying in the RV with us. I didn't tell him I snore really bad and I am super embarrassed... uh oh. Tara Lange, are you ready? We leave next Thurs.
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My friend made this infinity cowl with handspun German Shepherd. It is one of my favorite, and i mean, all time favorite handknit from handspun items.
Role reversal. I had to tell Percival Morganstern, "Leave it, that'll do." Lace just pretends like she doesn't see him.
Jane Louise and Percival Morganstern are checking out the grass. Percival is considered "one of the pack" now by all the dogs, including Lace. He lives in our backyard with his "twin" brother, "Dee Dee Mau," the bottle fed goat.
Okay super duper awesome locks up to 15 inches long... length varies but longest is 15 inches. 30.00 per 1/4 lb. These are rinsed very well so don't really need to be washed... can go straight into the dyepot. Not messy locks, in sections as shorn. 3.00 shipping per 1/4 lb... 6.75 for a full lb. I have lots but don't know how long they will last. Info@namastefarms.com
Roanie just said, "Did you know Europe is green? I know, I saw it on a map." Their little minds are so literal.
There is still fleece available, free shipping on grey or black with purchase of white.
Booked Connery's flight home for the 27th of June. I keep telling him, "Better make the money last, that's an awfully longtime!" A bit nervous, plus, he is going to the Holland. I took less comfort when he said, "I really want to see the Red Light District." I reminded him we did not budget for penicillin.
Just did my yearly testing for CAE and CL in my foundation goats (Cloudspun, Persimmon Tree Farm, South Texas Angoras). Every goat was negative. So happy to buy from great breeders with healthy flocks. We are clear every year but still check ones purchased less than 5 years ago. Wanted to give a shout out to Greta Dise too for selling me goats that are so healthy and long lived, several are over 10 and one is 15 (she had twins this year). Two of the oldest goats I have, in their lifetime, made the rounds from Sharon Chestnutt, to Diane Coon, to Greta, and now, to me. These are top notch breeders, really.
Connery is in London now, his aunt left. I love that he got to fly on the plane with her while she was stewardessing (lol is that a word?) but now, she has to go back to work and fly out. He is solo and will be for 2-3 weeks. I think he is traveling to Holyhead and going to Ireland, then, he will take a ferry back and get Lad for the trip home. I'm a bit jealous right now:)
Connery is on a plane to London right now. I am pretty sure he made it on a flight with my longest time friend and a flight attendant, Jenny Treston. Super excited for him to be there to pick up fleece and, Lad.
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Awesome fleeces for sale, really super excellent... some of the nicest this year. Coated Wensleydale silver and white, average 6 inch staple... the one everyone wants and sells out fast. 40.00 lb; fatty locks with zig zag character. White, will wash super nice and not be the offwhite color but the very milky white 4-5 inch staple 38.00 lb. Teewater, lamb, white 36.00 lb. Black lamb fleece, no sunbeached tips... just perfectly formed 2 shearing tight purls with a super staple. 38.00 lb... seemingly jet black. Shipping is 6.75 per lb with 3.50 shipping per lb afterward. If you buy black or dark grey fleece with your order of silver or white fleece, the black or grey ships free.
Here are the breed box sponsors for june: Also, look at the bios on Namaste Farms http://namastefarms.com/june-breedbox-breeds/. There are still a few for purchase on my site. To chatter about them, please go to Namaste Farms Ravelry group.
Please share, on in a little over an hour. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/namaste-farms/2013/06/07/all-things-knitting-machine-vs-weaving-and-yarn-you-need