Happy solstice, everyone!
After driving home from Durango yesterday in a downpour of rain, it is an absolutely gorgeous day today, with full sun, some fluffy clouds dancing around, and a gentle breeze. A perfect day to, well, do some spring cleaning. NOT.
It's true, though. In my current de-stash mode, I spent the morning fearlessly spelunking through the wool room. I have decided to devoid myself of all bags of raw fleece. I'm going to stop selling the locks on the Etsy shop and I am no longer interested in spinning raw fleeces for the rugs I have yet to weave and the yarns that I never get around to selling. Boy, does it feel good to have made this decision. Now to get them all on to good homes.
While in the wool room, I found loads of yarns that would love to be used as is or dyed by someone else (pas moi). One batch is a blend I had done at the Taos Wool Mill a few years back...a worsted two ply in a soft grey color, a favorite of my friend Merike Saarniit. Then last year, just before I made the decision to offically close the shop, I purchased three batches of two ply worsted Columbia wool from a ranch in Oregon whose name, unfortunately, escapes me at the moment. I've decided to start selling those in de-stash, also. If you're not familiar with Columbia, it's a very bouncy and soft wool which is particularly lovely for garments. More on that later.
So...where ever you are this weekend, I hope you're having fun and great weather!
PS Don't do as I do, do as I say: don't do any cleaning today, it's Sunday...enjoy it.