Chronicles of a yarn farmer, shepherdess, and fiber geek!

Chronicles of a yarn farmer, shepherdess, and fiber geek!

July 24, 2008

Blue Ribbons - Yay!

Hard work pays off. That dreamy blue and white BFL roving I blended on the hackles while at Fibre Week in Alberta took first place once I spun it up. When I got home from Canada I spun the blue and white roving and some green alpaca. Entered both in our county fair and won first place. YaY!

Here are some pics:

Both yarns
100% Alpaca - very soft!
Close up of alpaca yarn
Blue and white Bluefaced Leicester wool
Close up of BFL wool
Oh, I picked up this little number a few weeks ago.
Its "Ole Blue". A late 19th century spinning wheel.

Spin on!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your beautiful yarn. I was also at Olds and had a wonderful year 5. I'm so glad your first year was a good one. Both Charles and Ellen are wonderful level one teachers.

Sherry Healey
U.S. Coordinator for the Master Spinner Program

Belinda Christensen said...

I ran across your "Old Blue" wheel photo on Google and just had to track you down.

I have the identical wheel and when I stripped it down through untold layers of white enamel paint I discovered the wood was pretty lifeless. I painted the wheel almost the same shade of blue that as your wheel!

Your wheel has a very long and well documented place in Wisconsin History. Here is a link to a publication that chronicles that history.

Here is a picture of my wheel:

Enjoy your wheel and good luck on your Master Spinner Program!

Belinda Christensen
New Richmond, WI