|A special Saturday at Meridian Ranch|
On arriving I first went to the barn. There were a couple of adorable baby Angora Goats, the cutest being this loud little female, kid here.
|Young Angora goats are the source of fine Mohair|
|Some baby bunny coochie-cooing going on here|
|The basket of pink & yellow pastel fibers were 'sun dyed' as |
with sun tea. I intend to experiment with sun dying wool
When I tore myself away from the bunnies and goats it was time to set up my spinning wheel and get some work done. Many of Robin's spinning friends were here today, all set up under some lovely shade trees by her shop. Shop.. yes, must have a peek at Robin's shop before I get to work... Oh, but first, I had to walk past the display and demonstration tents...
And as long as I was passing by, might as well check out some of the demonstration items...
|Hand dyed, knit then felted decorative bowls...|
|Some more felted goodies...|
|Sleeping Beauty's spinning wheel accouterments|
|And lots of ready to knit, crochet or weave, wools|
|Rusty at work|
The skeins below are 'Rusty's Yarn'. You may recall Rusty, Robin's handsome male Border Collie who has his very own blog.
|Now that's some premiere Rusty-quality yarn in those bags!|
|My wheel is the one on the far right.|
|RIP My dear Adele|
Enough of that! Had a nice productive day which boisters my basket of spun wool at home. I still haven't found my calling in knitting yet however. Haven't done a project in ages. A while back at a party at Rick n' Nancy's I met a woman who belongs to a knitting group called... love this name... The Woolverines. I am working up my courage - and a project - so I have something to work on. They meet every Sunday afternoon at a Sacramento coffee shop. Coffee & cakes? Knitting? I'm very-nearly-almost there already.
|Hum... as it is Meet the Sheep day, a parting photo of |
one of Robin's peaceful flocks seems apropos