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.