Monday, September 20, 2010

One Fleece

That is all we still have for sale this year, as all the Cormo X top is sold along with the other fleeces.

I want to thank my customers for their business and love of my fiber. I believe we will have some truly wondrous fiber and rovings available next season by mid-summer as I've had a chance to look under the coats on our flock and beautiful things are happening.

Check back with us if you have any special interests and get on the list.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


Raggedy Ann's fleece which won a first in crossbred colored finewools at MFF is sold.

Gryffindor's fleece which won a first in purebred colored finewools at MFF is spoken for except for two pounds I am retaining as he also went BIS.

Bailleys 1 pound 10 ounce fleece that is seriously crimpy, springly, locky and has a three inch staple in a dark brown is available after WI Sheep & Wool Festival for $25.00. SOLD

Alafair's 2 pound silvering black fleece that has been heavily skirted is available for $20.00.

Rose's 2+ pound silvering moorit dense crimpy fleece that has been heavily skirted is available for $20.00. SOLD.

And there will be choice Cormo colored top for sale as soon as I receive my shipment from Zeilingers later this week. Price and amounts available to be determined. It is a heathery blend of brown/dark grey/white with a very soft handle. Will be weighing it out and checking with people who have already placed reservations. If any is left it will be $30 per 8 ounces or $58 per pound. I have 8 ounces left for sale @ $30.00.

I plan to handpaint some very luscious but slightly VM contaminated white Cormo roving sometime this fall and have that available as well.

Let me know if something spikes your interest and I can send you samples and details.

Friday, June 18, 2010


I will have three pounds of Gryffindor's lamb fleece available for sale after Michigan Fiber Fest in late August. One pound is already spoken for. $25.00 per pound.

I will have five pounds of Raggedy Ann's second fleece(19 microns mid-side and coated year-round)available after Michigan Fiber Fest. $25.00 per pound.

I have 2+ pounds of Alafair's black with silver Shetland fleece. Very nice handle and look...heavily skirted. $12 per pound.

I have Secondhand Rose's moorit with some age silvering to it Shetland fleece for sale. $10 per pound. I believe there are at least two pounds. Her fleece is very dense and crimpy and about 2-1/2 inches in staple length.

I have a few other select brown tone fleeces(Shetland)I might be willing to sell. Fiber samples and pricing available upon request.

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Our flock has been shorn and I have already skirted and shipped out a number of boxes of lovely fiber for processing at my favorite mills.

By August I will have Cormo X top available. This is being produced from the neck wool from our Cormo X and Cormo flock(all of which microned in the 20 or under range at mid-side). The mill's comment was: "This will be fabulous.".

I will also have pin-drafted white Cormo and dark grey Cormo X roving shortly along with a number of Shetland rovings--some blended with local llama(from a prize winning herd)and local angora.

For those of you who like to process your own...I have two Cormo X fleeces I will be showing at Michigan Fiber Fest. They will be for sale(and I can split them if you like)for $25 per pound. One is from Gryffindor(6" staple luscious rose-grey 19 microns with some variation through the fleece in shadings)and the other is Raggedy Ann(4-3/4" taupe with crisp crimp and lock structure--19 microns). I have 4# of Gryffindor and 5# of Raggedy heavily skirted.

And a few Shetland fleeces are available as well from some of our more exciting ewes. Samples can be sent for anyone interested with more information.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


This is Tennyson roving being spun up into singles. The singles were then plied with some unbleached silk/Merino roving I had purchased for the following yarn. It is for sale for $4.50 an ounce and is heavier worsted weight.
The below is Shetland lamb blended with cashmere. It is $5.00 an ounce and I only have the two balls.


Medium adult spiral knit mittens from Shetland wool "Nissa"...$24.00.

Kid's mittens from various Shetland handspun yarns...$12.00.

Medium/Large adult spiral knit mittens from Shetland wool "Thriller"...$26.00


It all started with a trip to my local yarn shop to get some reinforcing thread for socks. There was this book about making two socks at a time on circular I bought it along with two pairs of circular needles. Then home to try to make it work. It didn't. So I set things aside for about six months and one day I am sorting through things to sell and I come across the book again. And the sock patterns are so lovely I figure at least I can do them on double-points if all else fails...but why not try the old circular needles again? And this time it worked. At least to the point where the heels are turned. Then I still run into a quandry about adding stitches...but once I am past that stage and have decreased I go back to the circulars. I figure eventually I'll get the middle section right as well. Here are finished socks that fit me perfectly made from my favorite yarn of the season "First Snow". I am a size 7-1/2. The socks are for sale for $25.00. They are handspun Shetland/dyed Merino/Tencel.
And just before Christmas I made two pairs of tot socks. The pair on the left is made from leftovers fromother projects. Pair on the right is "Diva" Shetland yarn. They are for sale for $15.00 each.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


A huge thanks to all my fiber customers this past year who managed to find room in your growing stashes for some of my handspun. You've kept our flock fed and housed for another year and given me the opportunity to add another breed to our small farm. Looking forward to seeing each and every one of you next season at the Farmer's market in Marquette.

May your winter be filled with fun activities and wonderful knitting projects.