Monday, March 3, 2008

Fae Ridge Farm

Andrea and I went to Fae Ridge Farm this weekend, and it was a ton of fun! There were very cool animals there. The ducks were hilarious and the walked in a line and they were white and orange and pretty. The merino goats (ETA there's no such thing. They are sheep. Shrug.) had curly bangs that were cute in that 3-year-old-girl-with-ringlets sort of way, and I loved them and I wanted them to be my friends.

Also, there was a lot of neat yarn and fiber. I liked the corn yarn the best. Oh, interesting. I was going to find a link to some information about corn yarn for you, but all the links I found are about how it's made with GMO corn and how this is some sort of tragedy. Well, at any rate, the yarn was fantastically soft and wonderful, and the people at the store said it was like cotton only better, softer and very durable. Here's a wikipedia article about Ingeo, the corn fiber, if you are interested.

I ordered a spinning wheel! I got a Lendrum DT from Woodland Woolworks (which I found out later is in Oregon, neat!). It's out of stock for a few weeks though, so I have to wait (and wait, and wait.....).

In the meantime, I learned how to Navajo Ply with my spindle! I don't have any pictures yet, but I have 15 yards of pretty decent 3 ply yarn now. What on earth can I make with 15 yards?


AndreaLea said...

We should start a curly-hair goat farm.
That corn stuff was awesome. I want some.

Chelsea said...

I am glad you were able to go. I wish I could have gone!

Have fun with the wheel!

Chelsea said...

I think you should go to the store immediately. Snickery Bars should not be delayed!

Chelsea said...

Which is precisely why I purchased some!