Rocking Circle P

Rocking Circle P is my small farm in Northeastern rural Utah. We're a small fruit, nut and fiber farm.

Sunday, July 16, 2006


This is another fiber I have been working on this Summer. It's the fiber for my brothers socks. It seems that the 10 wpi is where I am today in my spinning. Fairly consistant for the last couple of months.

Question for all you experienced spinners. Do you count the wpi before you ply it, as a single, or ply it and then count the wpi? Or does it even matter.

This is the last of the fiber that I received from the Winter Retreat. I made quite a haul in fiber. It was an interesting fiber to spin because the brown color was coarse. I'm not sure if this was caused because of the dye or just a different type of wool. The white fiber was soft as butter and spun very nicely.

The other fiber is some Churro that I was given by a lady at the Thanksgiving Point Fiber Festival in May. It was really fun spinning it because it was a novelty from batt to yarn.

Monday, July 10, 2006

What have I been doing for the last while?

I've been spinning and spinning and spinning, and making a felted bowl. Remember the first yarn? Remember the first yarn sun dyeing? I think that was back in August 2005.

Well I decided to take those first yarns that I learned to spin on and make a bowl. It turned out to be a small bowl and resembles a spittoon more than a bowl, but it was my own creation. Crocheted and Felted.

The brown raglan yarn was fiber I received from the guilds Winter Retreat in January 2006. Just finishing the spin on that fiber. My brother came to visit and liked that fiber. Hinted he needed a pair of socks made from it. I'll have to find something for the heels and toes, big footed bloke that he is, but I think I will have enough. He is moving back to Utah, so he will need some really warm socks. Hmmmmm.......

Friday, July 07, 2006

July Already?

I can't believe time is flying by soooo quickly. I can't believe I haven't said a word on my blog for a while. It's not like I'm not doing things. So thought I would add some of the newer critters to the ole blog. We have Dutch and Doc. Two little brothers who will supply some very fine angora fiber to the farm.

Still in quarantine are my new little Shetland babies, Dot (white ewe with 3 dots on her left ear), and Mocha for her beautiful chocolate color.