Monday, March 21, 2011

A trip to the mill and Garrett's visit

I had a mixed bag this weekend......first and foremost, I had a visit from Garrett. How can you possibly have your weekend be better than when you can hang out and talk Shetland sheep with someone else? Well, to answer your question..(technically, that was my question) you can have one more Shetland lover join you, Lori made her way over to my house on Sunday and there was a lot of fleece fondling going on, and a good bit of oohhing and aaahhhing. For those of you with less than clean thoughts, shame on you, if you raise Shetland sheep, you know exactly what I mean. For the non-sheepery people, Shetland sheep folks love to get their hands on fleece, anybody's fleece, we aren't a bit shy about making silly noises when we are running our fingers over a really nice fleece.
Garrett brought an entire bag of sample and some wonderful fleeces too. I'm really in love with the fleece from his grey katmoget, Jazz. The fact that I'm a lover of all things grey or blue might have a little to do with it, but the fleece is gorgeous.
Saturday was spent at the Argyle Fiber Mill with Kristi educating Garrett on the finer points of processing fiber. We bagged and tagged a bunch of BFL fleece for batting, and then Garrett had to decide what he wanted to put into roving and what would be yarn. (I hate that part, I can never make up my mind)
Here's a shot of Kristi next to the shelves filled with Garrett's fleece.
A couple of her spinning machines............

Garrett looking all cool and stuff...............

Kristi and Garrett outside the mill

Garrett and I in front of the usual, I look like I'm in pain.

Kristi's creepy naked santa's that adorn every window display in one manner or another.

Still no lambs, but I'm sure now that the weather has gotten cold and rainy, they will start now and I'll be up all night worrying that someone is cold. (go figure) lol

Toodles for now


  1. How cool to get to go the fiber mill and have Garrett and Lori come for a visit! I would love to see how Garrett's fiber and yarn turn out when it's done.

  2. Garrett AND Lori?!? What a wonderful time you must have had! Bet you got lots of affirmation on YOUR wonderful sheep, too.

  3. awwwww! I'm glad you guys had so much fun...even if it was without me!

  4. Friends, fiber mills, & fleece = FUN! (And I'm sure food was involved as well!)

  5. it was so much fun! The time went by way too fast! You are welcome here ANY time! Bring the family! :)

  6. Can't wait for all of us to be in one place at WSWF this fall. Fleece addicts all in one place. I sure wish you could make the trip Michelle, it would wonderful to have you.


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