Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Beautiful Locks!     

Aren't these beautiful?   They are hand-dyed locks from Karen at Avalon Springs FarmThey are young Angora goat girls/mohair courtesy of Duchess, Hope, and a little bit from Glen May.  Karen says that these colors were based on a roving she did called Excalibur.  She also said that they brought her good luck because a friend of hers, Melissa Hicks (Wild Hare Fiber Studio) core spun some and entered them in a hand spinning contest at Maryland Sheep and Wool festival and she got a ribbon.

I was originally going to try to thrum them on the outside of a toy sheep that I was knitting.  It was my first time to try thrumming and I did not have much success.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with thrumming it is a way of attaching loose fibers while knitting.  It was usually used to line mittens and give them a very soft  fleece like lining.

Be sure to check out Karen's and Melissa's etsy shops.  You can do so by clicking on the above links.