Tuesday, February 04, 2003

Now you too can have a barcode!Barcode Yourself - Scott Blake

Monday, January 27, 2003

Hey, check it out!! You can adopt a rare breed Cotswold sheep and at the end of the year you get it's fleece! What a good idea!Mountain-Shadow-Ranch

Saturday, January 25, 2003

Mmmmmmm. Fiber

Oh, and for you spinners out there, Bellwether offers fleece and rovings too! Bellwether .

If you go here and click on Gallery you can see lots of the beautiful projects sent in by people made from wool from their (or others) rare breed sheep.

I just posted a review for Cestari yarn by Chester Farms at WiseNeedle dot com (yarn review site) because I went there to see if it had been reviewed and it had been by this cranky person so I wanted to remedy that. Ha. Whoever goes there next will not know who to believe. But this yarn is PROCESSED WITHOUT CHEMICALS and the sheep ARE NOT PUMPED UP WITH FOOD SUPPLEMENTS and there is LANOLIN LEFT IN THE YARN! I mean, hello, people, these are great things to have in a yarn so I'm all for Cestari, baby. PLUS you can wash it in the machine. I'm making a scarf using Fuzzy Galore's reversible scarf pattern. I just washed the swatch by hand and it fluffed up and 'bloomed' so nicely.

For Christmas my knitting friend got me Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools so I'm all gung ho about these rare breeds. Check out this blog Carson Woolies to get an idea of what life's like when you own these sheep.

Thursday, January 23, 2003

Oh yeah, here's the post for the definition for knitting!-- someone surely could add their two cents (rave rave).Knitting - Wikipedia

Hey, add your open source definition to the free encyclopedia!! I know some of you who are on the fiber ring could manage this, right? Here's your chance to add to posterity. There is no definition for theSpindle