Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My 1st Wool Scarf Made by ME

Such a busy time of year!! So many projects, ideas, craft shows, finishing up in the garden and getting it ready for next year, but there is nothing like the feelingo of autumn in the air.
But as I promised myself I am taking the time to appreciate my sheep for what they give me.
This past Saturday I took another wet-felting class but this class was working strictly with roving; top-combed Merino to be exact.

So above is my second endeavor with wet-felting and roving! It is so amazing to see the felting process take place! I had an "idea" of what type of scarf I wanted to make and the colors I thought would be fun with demin and/or a cream colored heavy sweater. I needle felted the lamb design after the scarf was completed and dried. It is such a wonderful feeling knowing that I can actually do this. I have a long way to go and so much to learn, BUT its a start.

I found a little love in my garden the other day. This mammoth sunflower just reminded me of a big heart............

.........speaking of big hearts. This is Jasper, a smooth polled black ram out of Jedidiah. Jasper is such a lover. I can never get a good picture of Jasper because he always is right in my face looking for chin rubs and chest rubs.
Such is life at Harvest Thyme.......just me and the sheep....
.......and the goats.....and the horses.......and the chickens......oh, and the cats,
and of course, the dogs.



7 comments:

Michelle said...

GREAT scarf, Kristi! You're way ahead of me; I don't know how to felt by any method (except accidently in the washing machine - hee!). Jaspter looks like a handsome dude; does he get ewes this fall?

Rayna said...

Wow that scarf is amazing! Great job!!

Kara said...

I love that scarf and if you ask me that sunflower is a good omen! :)

Nancy K. said...

It sounds like life at Harvest Thyme is pretty darn close to PERFECT!

Mim said...

I love your scarf also!

kristi said...

Michelle,
thank you! I like felting a lot. I want to try knitting but I am not sure about my patience level:) Felting is a much quicker result:)

Rayna,
Thank you!!!!

Kara,
I never thought of it as a good omen! Now I am wondering!! Champ's fleece is looking so wonderful!!

Nancy,
you are such a wonderful blogger friend!

Mim,
I always admire your work so I love a compliment from you:)

Dawn said...

Your scarf is lovely. I love the color change and the little sheepie. Very pretty and interesting, which is always a good thing.