Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Vest knit using my Babydoll Sheep/Bunny

"Dyeing to Knit" by Elaine Eskesen, has the most wonderful vest pattern. So simple. I used my Babydoll Bunny yarn, which Bartlett Yarn in Harmony, Maine processed for me. The yarn is listed as a light worseted, yet when washed and dried it is a light bulky! The only problem I have had with the pattern is that you need more than the 245 yards listed on the pattern.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Windsor Fair September 2, and Boothbay at the Commons Art Show September 4, and 5

The vest on the right is a new needle felting project. I like to use Angora yarn and blanket stitch around the edges of this wool vest. I then use Angora rabbit 3rds and needle felt flowers, leaves and wool "little people" hidden among the flowers and a Angora rabbit or 2. I'm also working on an Angora Tam. Will share pictures soon. I hope the weather will be nice for us in Boothbay this coming weekend. We will soon see. Hope to see many of my Boothbay friends.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Cumberland Arts & Craft Show - Maine Craftman

Bill and I had a wonderful time at the Cumberland Arts and Craft Show. We sold a lot of yarns and roving along with needle felting supplies and some crocheted and knitted product. The response to our being there was wonderful and we hope to be there again next year with the same spot 0-13. Thirteen in my lucky number!
Kelly Corbett of Romney Ridge Farm and myself plan on vending at SOWA in Boston! New venture for the both of us. Hopefully, we don't get lost.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Maine Fiber Arts Tour August 6, 7

Our farm is on the map! We will be open 10 am to 5 pm. We have a group of 40 home schooled children coming at 10 am the first day. I figured it would be fun to have them help me do farm chores.

I was juried to become a Maine Craftman and asked to attend the Cumberland Art Show, August 12,13 & 14!

New yarn: "Babydoll & Angora". It is one of the softest yarns I have ever felt. I have 120 skeins to sell. I need more sheep to make more of this downy yarn. Did you know that Olde English "Babydoll" Southdown sheep come from the downs of England. I was told most primitive sheep breeds are named after where they originated from. Can't seem to post a picture of my sheep or yarn. Will try later. Check me out on facebook - fan page - Spinnakees' Fiber Farm.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Olde English "Babydoll" Southdown lambs

This is Lilly with her twins! Born 3/16/10. They are both so cute. I would say identical except one is a ram lamb and the other is a ewe lamb. They are so friendly. Hopefully with 11 more ewes due I can keep them that way. They love to come over and sniff out what I'm doing. Too cute!. These twins were 3 pounds and 3 1/2 pounds.
This is Carmen with her twins born 3/18/10. Again a ewe and a ram. The ram lamb, is white, and is the biggest lamb I have had at 6 pounds. The ewe lamb, who is cream with brown spots, is about 3 1/2 pounds and born first. This is Carmen's 4th set of twins and she is the best mom!
Need to get a picture of Bailey's lamb born this am, weighing in at 2 lbs. So tiny, but healthy! Bailey's mom was Kluer. So what do I name her?
I have a knitting/fiber group that meets here Wednesdays from 6 to 8 pm. So I'll have to show the ladies the new lambs. Hope they wear boots.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Knitting Group at Spinnakees' Farm in Augusta, Maine

This is Oliver during the end of the last snowstorm. He needed some exercise and kept hopping over to the "Babydoll" sheep and my one Romney "Emily" on the right.

Our knitting group is called "Knitting Babes" and is for all of us who need a night out to share ideas and companionship!

We meet Wednesday from 6 - 8 pm except on Holidays. Call Betty at 622-5343, if you are interested in joining us each week or once a month. I'm hoping we will start work on a "Knitted Babe" next month. I am working on a chocolate doll right now and will post when she is done.

Two wonderful ladies now attend, Blanche and Lois. I really enjoy their friendship. We have been sharing knitting projects, patterns and "snacks". I've found I have to get back on my Nordic Track!

This coming week these ladies want to work on a rug hooked pin project. I have put together a kit for $14. This kit includes hand painted yarn, canvan to hook into, a tiny frame, a rug hook, pin, thread and wool backing. We should all walk away with a pin to wear home.

Last week we made scruni's. The ladies made them for family members. What do you think of these pony tail holders? Cute! Crocheted with a simple chain of 8 with yarn from my shop!