I had all the best intentions in the world when I left to come on vacation nearly a week ago. I told myself that I would sit down and be able to work on a post or two while my son ate his breakfast like I do at home. I had not anticipated that he would just up and walk while on vacation. It has made the rental cottage a little more challenging. I’m constantly having to baby-proof and remind our friends that we are vacationing with that certain things can’t be placed casually on a coffee table with a baby in the house.
On a completely other note: I am a little disappointed with sheep farmers in Maine. I went to a local farmers market and a number of little farms around our cabin and not a single one of them sold roving. A quick explaination of what roving is for those not “in the know”: Roving is the cleaned, carded, wool that is used to spin and make into yarn. Many of the farmers did their own spinning or felted crafts but not a single one of them sold pure roving. M disappointment stems from finding a new blog written by a woman in the UK.
Jenny Dean’s Wild Color blog is dedicated to fiber arts and dying. She has a really terrific article on her Anglo-Saxon dying experiments which I thought was fascinating. It’s definitely worth reading since she’s a great writer and full of information. I wish that offering trim made with hand-dyed yarns was monetarily feasible but unfortunately it’s just too expensive for most people and goes against what I’m trying to do. Perhaps later on I can offer it as a special order type deal….definitely worth thinking about!
Location:Mill Pond Rd, Corea, United States