Sunday, June 24, 2007
A Great Weekend!
We spent yesterday morning kayaking at Fern Ridge Lake, which was very nice...I wish I was a bird watcher because that has to be bird watcher paradise. We saw several herons and (we think) a flock of pelicans (flock of pelicans? What is the collective. for a group of pelicans?? Edited to add: it's either a Pod or a Scoop of Pelicans. Now you know.
We enjoyed seeing the sheeps and the goats (did we miss the bunnies?). We ran into our friend Zanne with her twins and chatted with them a bit.
Nothing else was purchased. I know, I can't believe it either.
-bison...really beautiful stuff for spinning.
-yak: so cool. This is theoretically the least expensive exotic fiber that you can get now...blended with silk it theoretically makes great socks. I still think it is something like $5 an ounce but I'll check into it and let you know.
-qiviut: there's a shortage of quiviut now because the only North American qiviut processor died and now all qiviut goes to Peru for processing (qiviut is the down of the Musk Ox). But someone from the Portland Zoo brought some down for us to sping.
-cashmere. Enough said.
Spinning chinchilla was fine...it was blended with some silk noil so it was a bit on the nubby side. We spent most of the class doing long draw, which I'm very comfortable with...but others in the class weren't. I think when I spin the red and white fiber I got yesterday I'll do it with the long draw. I also want to get some Yak to make some yak sock yarn. But sock yarn should be worsted. See what I learned?.