Saturday, March 7, 2009

spinning class a success!

Spinning class was a resounding success today. Here are my students Sherri and Sara making yarn! They each were able to spin and ply a few yards of Jacob wool yarn to take home. They each left with enough wool to spin a couple of ounces of yarn as well as some other fiber freebies I sent home with them to experiment. Sara says when she comes for open work night on Thursday, she is bringing her spindle instead of her knitting. Be careful, Sara, it's very, very addictive!!!

Here are just a few of my handspun yarns that I take to class for my students to look at so they can see what they can make. Spinning yarn is fun and it's great to be able to make it however you want it! Mixed in amongst the yarn are several items made with handspun as well. You are looking at wool, alpaca, silk, llama, bamboo, and more!
On another note, my latest design is out in this month's issue of Crochet World. It is the Lovely Ruffles Shawl and CW did a great job photographing it. It will be posted a little later on the website. To look at my other designs, go to . Whatever your fiber passion, have a fun time with it and have a great weekend!
Crochet Renee'

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Well, it was 20 degrees outside this morning, but if you look around, you can see signs of spring.

The cyclamen is peeking through the snow....

The daffodils are blooming.....

And the spring lambs are arriving! So far, 3 ewes have had twins, so the lamb count is up to 6 right now, with one or two more ewes still pregnant. I say one or two because there is a yearling ewe that may or may not be expecting...time will tell. The lamb on the left was feeling a little frisky and decided to do a little dance for the camera!
Another three weeks til the official start of spring!