It all started innocently enough. A simple trip to Davis Farmland for the 2 girls, both the youngest of 4, whose mothers were feeling they’d been cheated out of some of the adventures the older kids had done MANY times in earlier years.
Tell me you could resist these three? My little one in blue, her buddy and their newest companion, Tootsie Roll.
Then, a simple inquiry from the new spindle spinner, “what did you do with Tootsie’s fleece?” while thinking “I could make these two girls each a cute Tootsie Roll bear”. And lo and behold, I not only owned Tootsie’s fleece but also Opal’s (Huacaya alpaca) and Pearl’s (Suri alpaca).
Fast forward from Spring to Fall 2009, I knew a spinning wheel was in my near future and I found Still River Mill, only an hour from my house. I dropped off the fleece after washing 2 myself and left the rest up to Deirdre and Greg, the mill owners. I got the call this week that my fiber was ready and scurried down to Connecticut to retrieve it! Last day of February vacation and a field trip for the kids to the mill. Should be fun, right?
The Still River Mill
Come back tomorrow for the rest of the trip…I have to catch up on my Olympic Knitting. My medals are in jeopardy!