My first Wheel-Spun Yarn.
First, the wheel that made it:
Isn't she pretty? A Fricke double treadle with the Woolee Winder setup (which I totally love btw).
Close up of the Mallard Merino yarn. 2-ply, a little thick and thin, averaging on worsted weight.
The whole skein, laying on the windowsill; because damn, my house is clean! Having an open house will do that to you. I haven't measured yardage, I kinda forgot to in the midst of my excitement about the yarn.
Gratuitous kitty pic. Tele on top, Lucy in the middle, and Dory on the bottom. They seem to really like the new comforter we got.
OK. We're not buying the old adobe farmhouse. Nate went out to the property with a structural engineer yesterday, and it needs either a new foundation, or new floors in each room down to the ground. The problem here being not being able to get a loan on a house that needs this type of work, and also, and the engineer said, not even being able to find a contractor to do the work. So. We know what we want, and we're going to keep looking. We realized in all of this that we really want a place with land for sheep and a big organic garden and herb plot. We want a little different lifestyle. So, we'll keep looking. In fact, Nate is going to go look at another place today!