I Want Something Cute

So here are this year’s pigs:

And we got new goats:

And I’m contemplating a new bike called Old Dutch (you have to do some searching for it, it’s under the “Every Day Use” heading, but you have to click on a few things in the site).  It’s a little more expensive than I was really thinking of doing, but with gas going the way it is…I had also hoped to get something with a basket, but her headlight is not in a good place for that.  But she’s so cute, and made in Holland!  And you should see the saddlebag they were advertising with her!  Sweet!

Oh, and sadly, the sheep are fundamentally Suffolks, so they’re not so fun for spinning.


Wide Eyed


I’ve recently become aware of the horrendous footprint that is caused by the turning of wool into “Superwash”.  And so this afternoon when I thought I’d finally come across an inspirational yarn, I put it back because the process is so damaging, and I love the natural nature of wool and don’t really worry about felting issues (in fact, sometimes when I try to felt, I can’t do it.  I’m a freak, I know), so why would I want to coat it with weird chemicals to make it not do what it’s meant to do?

So when I got home, I was just messing around on google, and found this interesting site…I wonder if it’s going to work and how many yarn companies will adopt it, if indeed they plan to market it for handknitters or just for industry…