Category Archives: fleece

Video Tour: WI Sheep and Wool Festival

Hello Friends! In lieu of a podcast this weekend, I have a wee tour of the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival.  I hope you enjoy the sweet tour of sheep, fleece, dogs, and stashable goodies! There is even some breed info … Continue reading

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Episode 11: Aileas & Aniroonz Sheep Co.

Episode 11 is here! Looking forward to chattering with you about my new Aileas sweater, a field trip to Aniroonz Sheep Co., and some lovely new acquisitions–including Aniroonz Story Based yarns: Partner and Begin. Plus, Rachel Smith’s new Ply article and a … Continue reading

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Washing a CVM Fleece

I thought my fleece washing days were over–or at least on hold. We don’t really have the capacity for the task (or so I thought): no utility sink; the problem of *hot enough* water. But Jennifer Rose Guyer gifted me a … Continue reading

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Fort Collins and Loveland, CO 2016

As I mentioned in an earlier post, this week was largely devoted to family–my father-in-law is ill and so we took a much needed trip to offer some support. Things are as good as can be expected, and there were … Continue reading

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The Gift of the Alpaca Part 1

[Remember to check out the giveaway running until Aug 14th! Win a free Ravelry pattern!] *** My son has been in camp this past week and when I signed him in each day, the rival camp was also taking in … Continue reading

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Border Leicester Lincoln Teeswater Part 2: A Wash!

As some of you know from my last post, I spent about a week in NY during which time I was gifted two fleece (is that plural??). Yes, two. Now, the problem for me is not the gifting . . … Continue reading

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Border Leicester Lincoln Teeswater Part 1

If that isn’t a mouthful, I’m not sure what is! When I picked up my new-used wheel, the previous owner offered some fiber . . . I had no idea what that meant. But it turned out that she had … Continue reading

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