Jan 23, 2020
Happy New Year! 2020 oh my. I start out this podcast with a yarnspinnerstales, about seeing life with perfect vision.
And speaking of new, Santa brought a brand new mic set up for the YST studio. It meant a new learning curve, and I think the sound will improve more as I work with it, but all in all I am happy with it.
Over the next two years, I am going to revisit and redo my rare breed sample files. It has always been a passion of mine to find and spin as many breeds of sheep as I can. I have found a group on Face Book called 52 weeks of sheep who have the same passion. Each week there is a new breed to study and hopefully have fiber to spin. This week's breed was one I had never heard about, Bleu de Maine. I love the blue black faces of these sheep and have included the photo for this podcast.
Here's the links promised in the podcast:
The designer of the mystery shawl I am currently knitting with my handspun is Lyrical Knits.
The yarn I am using was an experiment to dye the tertiary colors. I talk about it in episode 51.
The Shave Em to Save Em program and other good information about rare breeds conservation programs can be found on the livestock conservancy web page.
And the source I found on Etsy for samples of a few of what I will be spinning with the 52 Weeks of Sheep face book group is WychWood Spinner.
Finally the fiber I am spinning currently is a dyed Blue Face Leicester from A Star is Shorn.