Saturday, May 3, 2008

Dye day and Lamb up date

Dye Day!! New colors nice freinds to talk to and Ian makes and serves lunch! If you ever want to do a dye day go to Sharons. Sharon, Becky and I spent Saturday enjoying a wonderful warm Nevada spring day dyeing roving and yarn in Sharons garage. No wind can't beat that. This is the roving, BFL, after it was rinsed. The knitted piece is a "blank" we had lessons on how to use a knitting machine at a guild meeting. I ran a double strand of alpaca yarn and knitted a long piece. Now that is's dyed when I pull it apart I'll have two balls of matching yarn for socks. The same roving and the yarn dried and fluffed out. Too pastel for me but pretty colors are all nice. Colors are not blended very well next time more vinegar in the soaking bucket!!



Last week I received a call from my vet Dustin. He said with the blood and the necropcy there was no "definitive" answers! I will get a fax of these reports, like I can read them, but I'll have copys for other people. Plus I have copys of another ladys animals necropcys whose lambs did this also. Can't wait to compair them. I'm calling around and talked to the breeders of my ram and the breeder of a ewe I purchased that had a baby with the "sick brain" disease. We are researching pedigrees of all animals involved. There is at least one blind lamb from my rams father that was found so far.

4 comments:

Laura said...

They may be pastel, but they're still beautiful!! I miss dye days... Not much time, nor are my friends that close anymore!

Send me a copy of the reports - I'd like to see them!

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

I still havent found that length of Merino, I cant imagine what happened to it. It kinda makes me ill thinking about it, such nice wool and it just went 'poof'. I have a picture of it before it went into the pot, so I know it got that far...

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

It is SO frustrating to have no answers! My unbred yearling ewe got sick on Saturday. We seem to have pulled her through, but we still don't know what caused it.

Sharon said...

I think the roving is gorgeous and if it sells, then someone else thinks so too. I'll be interested to see how the outcome of the brain disease develops - you seem to have moved into a pioneering direction.