Solitude Wool last Saturday at Falls Church til August
Just came in from sitting outside, sharing a beer and admiring the garden, lots of birds, the beautiful hay field with sun streaming down it, backlit trees at the edge of the pasture…. The air is so pleasant and it is so beautiful. I think this evening is what I fantasized about 20 years ago when we we first moved here and were starting the garden. Ahhhh. Can I just freeze it and keep it like this?
This week will be our last time at the Falls Church Farmers market until August 25th. A long vacation? Well, nooooooo. We will be here, sweating, working with wool: washing fleeces, harvesting dye plants, dyeing yarn, updating the web site…in other words, producing! We need to both catch up and get a little ahead so we can be ready for a big fall schedule.
In the meantime, we would love to have you join our Tour de Fleece team (spinning, it’s great!) on Ravelry. And shortly after that, you could join our Ravelympic’s team (knitting, it will be my first time, so can’t say yet) and cast on during the opening ceremony. The name of both teams are the same: team Peace & Solitude, a conjoining of Peace Weavers and Solitude Wool. Also in July, on Saturday the 21st, we will be at the Uniquitie’s Fiber Farmers market in Vienna, Virginia. Plus, you can always reach us by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone (540-554-2312) and on the web site: www.solitudewool.com.
But…about this week, we will bring:
the two sale yarns: Shropshire baby and the Leicester Longwool/Border Leicester nature dyed
The Border Leicester sport weight nature dyed (by request)
The Border Leicester aran weight
The Karakul yarn, plus balls prepared for the knit-to-felt coaster pattern
The Suffolk/Dorset boot sock yarn (three new colors)
Targhee 3-ply, another new color just out to dry this morning:
Roving: get yourself ready for Tour de Fleece
odds & ends (very popular at Falls Church)
some of my handspun Romney yarn
and one white Romney sheep pelt
Good night from Solitude!