Shades of the Little Country (or, I am Rich in Wool!)
It was a mighty good trip.
Lots of quality family time, beautiful wedding, lively reception (danced up a storm)
Beautiful Shetland wool. (you just knew I’d squeeze that in, didn’t you?)
A post or two ago I mentioned that I had contacted Juliann at Little Country Acres about visiting.
Well, Thursday was the day.
We showed up a bit early (felt bad about catching them off-guard) but Juliann and Tom ( it is Tom, right?) were such gracious hosts. They took us back to meet the sheep, and we talked about all kinds of sheep stuff, “oohed” and “ahhed” over the sweet little lambs, and had a good ole time.
And then I asked if she might have any wool available. Thought I might buy a fleece or two, as a souvenir, you know-
I came away with three! And she wouldn’t take anything for them. Said they were last years and she couldn’t vouch for what kind of shape they were in. I was dumbfounded. But I gladly collected them up in a garbage bag and hauled away my woolly booty.
I just got them in the mail yesterday (mom shipped them back for me) and finally had a chance to really get in there and check them out.
They are really very nice. Soft, crimpy, and in fabulous colors- Ulla is a lovely warm taupe-ish shade, Gigi is milk chocolate, and Mariah is a black with silvery touches and a white spot! So, I will have to do something philanthropic with at least some of this beautiful wool to keep the good vibrations flowing.
Here are the pics-
You can’t really see Mariah represented very clearly in that photo- must have been hiding in the back of the skeinlet. No worries- We’ll see more of her later.
Wow. Now I really have to put a freeze on fiber acquisitions.
But man, if feels good to be rich in wool!