|Gypsy, an Icelandic fleece from Hedgegrove Farm, Le Moille, IL.|
I was admiring his fleece realizing I have yet to spin Icelandic wool, except maybe maybe at a guild event, and all I could think of was combs and heavy leather gloves to keep me from impaling myself. I don't own combs for the same reason I don't needle felt. I'm a klutz when it comes to crafting with sharp objects. I muttered something about carding it and an attentive Mr. Bates said the magic word "Lopi" and I could see myself sitting at my Lendrum filling the giant bobbin with lovely lightly spun singles and making a really cool Icelandic sweater. Which of course led me to buy two fleeces. One is from Feta, who came along and was very friendly, so I had to buy her fleece. And the one above which has some brown, and I can dye some of it for a pretty yoke.
|This is where I got in trouble.|
But it needs work, including skirting. I've set up a skirting table in the garage and I will be getting to it after work tomorrow. Craftsteading has never been so good!
|Tomatoes and zucchini from the farmers market.|
On the same Saturday, we stopped by the Farmers Market where I picked up two pecks of plum tomatoes from my favorite farm from Maple Park, IL. That was enough to make two big pots of pasta sauce. One was a peck of tomatoes and mushroom marina, and above is my special recipe tomatoes, zucchini and pepper pasta sauce. The freezer if filling up with the flavor of summer. I also had enough to make a big vat of tomato, zucchini and black bean chili!
|This is Feta: gray Icelandic with colorful yoke?|