This blog is about the Dotson family and their Shetland and Icelandic sheep among other things that go on in their lives. We have sheep for sale if you are interested in a pet, fiber animal, or new ram. Please leave comments or like us on our Facebook farm page- Hidaway Farms.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Yarn and Roving Sent North
The yarn Katie and I have spun from our Shetland wool is headed to Granville, NY where my brother will be showing it to a group of avid knitters. The colors of wool are the natural color of our sheep...no dyes used here.
The cream colored roving is on its way to Maryland and the grey is heading to a different part of New York. My half will return as dyed art yarn (cream) and navajo plied yarn (grey). We are trying something new here...Spin a pound Get a pound...growers and spinners work with each other usually 50/50 to have something wonderful created. Because we don't have time to work all our roving or have the skills necessary for some art yarns, a trade is made. Looking forward to what comes back to me in a month or so.