Deyaneria on January 30th, 2012

Blue-Faced Leicester Sheep or BFL as they are know are one of the softest longwools. Descended from the  Dishely Leicester, it is one of 3 Leicester breeds including the  English Leicester and the Border Leicester. The sheep are famous for their roman noses and their dark blue head showing thru white hair as they do […]

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Deyaneria on January 27th, 2012

The weather has been crazy as I write this. I woke up to  a winter wonderland then it rained , sleeted, and snowed again. I think at one point it was doing all 3 at once. I’ve  been asked to put some fiber in a local yarn store about 15 minutes away called Sisters X […]

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Deyaneria on January 25th, 2012

I got some unwashed CVM fiber  to play with this week.  I love this fiber it feels bouncy, springy, and next to skin soft. I want to call it sproufty (I know that isn’t a word but it should be).  As you can see it is a bit stained so I want to dye it. I dyed […]

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Deyaneria on January 23rd, 2012

  When I first heard CVM I wondered what it meant, so you know, I had to look it up. It seems that CVM is a rare sub-species of the Romeldale sheep. CVM has a unique coloring. Here is a bit of history about the CVM breed. Romeldale was a breeding of Romney sheep and rambouillet […]

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Deyaneria on January 20th, 2012

It’s been  cold windy week. The chickens haven’t been making daily trips to the house for bread. They want to stay in the warm barn with the other animals. However, today they came out for a spell.  I worked up a bit of the cotswald for you to see.    A quick note it was […]

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Deyaneria on January 18th, 2012

I was able to get my hands on some cotswold ram (white) and cotswold lamb(dark grey).  The fiber didn’t feel really soft(merino soft) but it was soft enough to press to my neck and I had no itches(at least for the few minutes that I did that) but it was crisp and spongy. I found that the […]

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Deyaneria on January 16th, 2012

  Cotswold sheep are a breed  of sheep originating in the Cotswold hills of the southern midlands of England. It is a dual-use breed. I like the wool part best:)    Those are some scrumptious locks! I have such itchy fingers. Cotswold is considered a coarse wool, usually between 32 and 40 microns, and has […]

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Deyaneria on January 13th, 2012

Well it’s Friday the 13th, one of 3 this year there will be one in April and one in July. There is bad luck associated with this day. Although no one ever told me why. So I did some research. Donald Dossey, founder of the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina […]

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Deyaneria on January 11th, 2012

 I wanted to let you know I did have some knitterly fun while I was in PA. There wasn’t many places to go beside the box store like. Joann, A.C. Moore, or Micheals.  That is similar to Maine(chuckle). Anyway I found the cutest LYS in Muncy, PA (close enough to mom’s that you didn’t have […]

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Deyaneria on January 9th, 2012

Don’t worry I’m not tossing out the Hubs, he’s a keeper being stash and animal friendly. I don’t make new years resolutions. I think it’s asking for failure.  I make lifestyle changes. Sometimes they are temporary sometimes they are permanent. I did try to exercise. It didn’t work for 2 reasons. Number 1, I hate […]

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