Saturday, March 28, 2009
I have 4 new skeins of yarn that are for sale. They vary in yardage and price. Angora yarn is 7 times warmer than wool and has a beautiful "halo" effect when crocheted or knitted. They are sometime referred to as "urban sheep" due to the fact that alot of people in apartments or homes in the city can keep angoras as a source of fiber. We comb ours out to get the fiber (no, we do not kill them!) and then we spin them here at home. I have two grey skeins (although the rabbits would be considered a "black color") and two natural skeins. I charge $0.28 a yard. The skeins range from $23 to $38 and they are between 84 yards to 140 yards. Leave a comment here if you are interested in them or would like more information. I can also dye a skein any color you have in mind.
Monday, March 16, 2009
I havent taken the time to post anything for awhile, so I thought I would get some pictures on to show what has been going on. We are FINALLY coming out of winter and seeing the sun, it was in the 50's here yesterday and hopefully more of the same the next couple of days. Two of my kids got 4-H medals for their rabbit project (showing). We are really proud of that! We had 2 medals and one rosette, and 3 honorary ribbons won at fair last year! I cant wait for this year. I have become interested in finding ways to make at much food around here as I can. Yes, I have always done this to some degree but I am trying to be ever more innovative. One of the pictures is of our 3 youngest making egg noodles we made ALOT (as you can see from the pic) and they were delicious! A couple of years ago when Grandma moved into her new place we did a table swap and we took the table that has many memories for my husband and even for the kids and I. Well, we (I:)) have wanted benches for them because some times we have been known to have 8 or more kids around it, so I asked my father in law if he could make some and they turned out beautiful. Joshua is showing us how real men drink chocolate milk! We also went to visit my sister and spend the day so I put in a picture of my niece isn't she sweet?!! Here are all the pictures: