We have had a very crafty couple of weeks!
I have been catching up with some spinning and sewing and even had a go at whittling some crochet hooks from some found sticks.
I have to say, the baby yak and silk blend (white) was amazing to work with. It was almost like spinning with angora – very very fine, soft and flyaway. The silk helped to hold it all together though! I was fool enough not to wear an apron however; something I would urge anyone trying out a similar blend to do. Along with a cover for your coffee, glasses to avoid hairs in the eyes and a peg for your nose so you don’t breathe it in! But do try it if you get the chance!
This winter has been very cruel to the local trees. There is barely one that hasn’t lost the odd branch or two, nevermind those which have suffered fatally. Several of my favorite trees have had an enormous amount of damage, great limbs having been ripped off either by the weight of the snow or strong winds we have had over the last few days.
I get a little emotional seeing the damage to be honest but keep reminding myself it is natures way of clearing out room for new life.
On a woolier note, the children and I happened upon these lovely lambs the other day. Does anyone know what breed they are?