Tuesday, December 19, 2017
I spun up some chinchilla angora seconds, and spun them up in a thick n thin single. Then I strung teal, purple and gold beads on a metallic thread, and plied them together. I really like the effect, and the yarn is very soft. There are 118 yards of this.I had some baggies of small amounts of colors hanging around, and had an idea yesterday. This skein is made from 4 colors; chestnut, baby pearl, black, and some dyed brown. I took a small handful of one color and spun it, then a handful of the next color, and repeated until I ran out, making sure not to end with the same color I started with. Then I plied it back on itself, and here is the result. There are 63 yards.
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Del is my main sire for my pearl line. He came out of my chinchillas, so his sire is GrCH Somerhill Little Big Horn (chin) and Somerhill Camlifornia (copper). He has a very masculine head, a solid body, and the sweetest temperament. He is definitely a ladies man, and very charming.
Friday, December 1, 2017
Somerhill Teslintoo (Quicksilver x Teslin) is a chocolate chinchilla doe. Somerhill Spook (Quicksilver x Fury) is a black chinchilla ...
Tie the skein in 4 different places so that it does not get tangled during the dyeing and rinsing process. Be sure to leave it loose so...
This is the rack Chuck built me right after we moved to this farm. We had several aluminum window screens from the old farmhouse, so he...
Silverheels and Driftwood babies