Thursday, July 16, 2009

Spinning fancy yarn!

I recently finished spinning this "fancy" yarn. It is 8oz. of dyed coopworth wool & a strand of gold sewing/quilting thread. You can click on the photo to take a closer look, if you want. I am rather pleased with the way it turned out. I bought the coopworth from Leslie of Greenberry House, Meadows of Dan, VA when I was at the sheep shearing day at Tazwell, VA in April. I try to spin a little every evening, when the work for the day is done and I can listen to a classical music program on NPR called "Performance Today". Sometimes I listen to Celtic music or some of the Japanese CD's my daughter sent me when she was living in Japan.

My daughter's other cat, named Grace, will be tested for FIV & leukemia today. We are praying that she did not catch anything from poor Ace. A progress report...I am almost through piecing the Yellow Brick Road blocks (bought the pattern in 2002). Photo when finished.


Vivian said...

I am amazed at your yarn! It's beautiful. How wonderful that you can create something like that.

Sorry to hear about Ace. Hope Grace is fine. It's hard for us lose our animal family members.


Beansieleigh said...

Hi June! Just popping in to say Hello! I have a cousin who was just visiting here from Japan! I posted about it not too long ago.. It was so good to see her, and I was showing a craft book she gave me! I don't have any Japanese music on CD though.. Is it nice? (I'll say a little prayer for Grace)

The yellow brick road quilt sounds intriguing! I'd love to see it when it's done!