Posted on May 1, 2012
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Insubordiknit says: “Her locks are, hands down, the best I’ve ever spun with. Seriously. LOCKS OF FRACKING GOLD!
Jacey Stringham Boggs (Insubordiknit) says: “Her locks …You should totally race to get some, they go fast!”
Nicky Epstein says: “Your yarns are so luxurious and beautiful, if I could knit with only them, I would.”
Just got my Breed Box- well done, beautiful presentation, generous samples! I’m looking forward to learning about the breeds.
Imagine the most beautiful, luxurious yarn you can think of… From one fiber fanatic to another, this yarn is what we live for!
Vogue Knitting’s Faith Hale says, “The yarn is just gorgeous…”
Changing to Spreecast tonight for Taffy tutorial that is included with your Salt Water Taffy #scrapbox. Anyone having purchased the "Taffy" should have received an invitation via email. Please let me know if you haven't received it. For now, this is only available for people who've purchased the Salt Water Taffy Scrapbox. Starts live at 6:00 pm pacific.
Dyeing a new batch of Mermaid and Copper Patina.
I read a post that criticized a producer. It upset me to my core... I'm not going to "call out" the person because it is probably out of ignorance... so let me explain to people somethings that are VERY important when evaluating fleece. First, raising these animals is extremely difficult. Most farmers don't actually 'make' money and you need to be very appreciative of us and the hard work and heartache that goes into raising animals. Remember, no true producer intentionally would sell you a bad product. If you start with this first caveat in mind, perhaps you will be kinder. Second, if you buy fleece which is really cheap... there's a reason. Some people raise commercial flocks... these fleeces normally are either thrown out or go in giant bales to processors where carbonization is performed and all the VM will be disintegrated. If you buy fleece that is from sheep that come from commercial flocks like Rambouillet, these will NORMALLY not be very good... you have to work to make them good (hence the reason you get them for VERY VERY CHEAP). Third; POOOOOOOOOP happens. This is an animal that lives outside year round. They aren't polite... and, when shearing, they often poop. IF YOU GET POOOOOOOP, REMOVE IT. Why on earth people have a tendency to freak out if they get pellets is beyond me. I don't know any professional skirters in the US. In New Zealand and Australia, there are PROFESSIONAL skirters, here, it's either people like me who are shearing, putting the animal back in the pen, walking over to the board, and quickly skirting away bad parts to put good into a bag; or professional shearers that are in a hurry... and they have someone quickly shoving in a bag. YES, some have skirting tables with coated fine wool breeds where the fleece comes in one piece and they can literally "shake it out" like a pelt... but MANY of us have breeds that fall in clumps... they don't come off like a pelt. This means there is a lot of opportunity for "bad parts" to make it in the bag.
I guess I'm trying to relate to people that you must BE KIND... unless you have been ripped off and/or the fiber is completely misrepresented, keep your unkind nitpicky comments to yourself. We work VERY VERY VERY hard, the kind of work most of you will never understand. We want to produce an amazing product, every single one of us, but, to do this is expensive, time consuming, and for some, impossible. Be good humans.
Natalie Redding added 3 new photos to the album iOS Photos.
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Natalie Redding shared Laura Spinner's photo.
In the words of Batman, KAPOW!
Corfu; newest #scrapbox from #namastefarms http://www.facebook.com/teeswatersheep
Natalie Redding was tagged in Laura Spinner's photo.
Tracy Wessel is blogtalk chatroom winner. Hugs and love to Tracy. Need addy.
Jory informed me, "If someone's dying and you have to do that thing.... you know, um, chest compressions?????? Well, you do it to the beat of 'Staying Alive' by the Bee Gees." I asked her where she got this information.... there was a blank stare.... then, "I think TV or the internet." Hmmmm.....
Just bought 3,5,5 ton grain storage tanks. WOOT!
Natalie Redding added 6 new photos to the album iOS Photos.
Everytime I look at Danang #scrapbox, I feel happy,
I'm shearing in 1 hour. Angora goats, white Teeswater lambs. Check back tonight if you want fleece. There are some really nice ones.
Heartburn first thing in the morn. That't all.
I forgot the giveaway from chat last night... WELL, I'll get the results out by tomorrow.
Star Magnolia #scrapboxes; a challenge to dye but worth it. http://www.facebook.com/teeswatersheep
Natalie Redding shared a photo.
Shipping August Breedboxes Saturday. Most of the samples are from the UK purchased at Woolfest. This is your chance to have Soay (hard to get!), AND lamb Herdwick, jet black... as well as three other breeds. http://www.namastefarms.com
Natalie Redding added 2 new photos to the album iOS Photos.
Question for English majors. I recently read the sentence, "I am often..." it occurred to me that it should be, "Often, I am..." My 14 year old daughter agreed. Opine?
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Okay, I don't think anyone's seen this pic of Valais Blacknoses. As luck would have it, a new friend (in GERMANY) was watching Shear Madness today... contacted me about having a tour when they come to the states. I don't give tours BUT, i said, "I'll happily make an exception if I can buy your lamb fleeces." WIN-WIN...... so, my winning is all my US friends winning. I did see some of the picts with the fleeces parted and they are beautiful... nothing like the crappy ones I;ve received in the past. I guess Shear Madness was not a total loss. LOL