Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Late June/Early July Update

Hi everyone:

Sounds like y'all have been enjoying the rambouillet. I've enjoyed seeing the finished spinning pictures, and reading about your likes and dislikes of this fiber.

Next up is cormo wool from my friend, Sue's, farm in California. For those of you who are on the pay-as-you-go plan, please look for your invoice from me this weekend. Shipments of the roving with accompanying information, pattern, contact info, etc., will go out the weekend of July 14th/15th. (Anyone else just realize we have a Friday the 13th in July?)

As always, please give me a shout if you have any questions, problems, queries.

Happy spinning!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007


I have to admit...I had my doubts! After spinning the singles of rambouillet, I worried that they might be a bit inconsistent. But, I am now a fiber convert! Ignoring the fact that I didn't skein it all that well, the yarn came out very nicely.

It is super-soft, springy and, with the magic of plying, came out quite even. I'm really pleased! Thanks for introducing me to my new love, Anne! I see a long and happy future for us. I'm not sure if I'll take the name of Rambouillet, though.

I may hyphenate or something...

Sheepish Annie

Spinning rambouillet

I am part-way into the second ball of roving. I am really enjoying spinning this and am happy to read such great reports from others! It was a rough start for me though! I almost threw everything, wheel included, out the window when I first started spinning it. My wheel just dragged terribly and the yarn kept breaking. I oiled everything to no avail. Just when I was ready to trash it all, I noticed I had not snapped the spindle down into the uprights! (sheepish grin) Once I stopped being stuck on stupid, I have greatly enjoyed spinning this. Thanks so much Anne! Kate/Massachusetts

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Finished Skein

So, I finished plying up the rambouillet and I must say I am very pleased with the results. While the singles weren't all that even, the plyed yarn appears to be quite uniform and produces nice, even stitches. If you'd like to see some pictures just head on over to my blog!