Sunday, October 3, 2010


Hi. My name is Small Farm Girl, and I'm addicted to spinning. There, I said it. Mind you, it's not the stationary bike kind of spinning. Oooooohhh no. You wouldn't see this body anywhere near a stationary bike. lol. No,I'm addicted to wool spinning. Crazy Sheep Lady from Punkin's Patch blog taught me how to spin wool. And....I'm addicted.

I'll tell you how it all began. This last Saturday, me and Hubby thought that we would take a drive and visit the Wool Festival in Falmouth Ky. It started innocently enough, until (da,da,da dum....)I met The Crazy Sheep Lady. She must have cast a spell on me or something. I can't get enough of this spinning! I think it needs to be ranked right up there with crack.

Anyway, we visited the festival and saw all kind of really interesting things. We saw these pumpkins made from wood.

Actually all of these things were made of wood.

This guy is making brooms. I bet many of you haven't seen that before. I know I haven't.

This is something the blacksmith had made. Hubby has decide that blacksmithing is going to be his next hobby. lol

This guy was showing people how to shear a sheep. An Islandic Sheep to be exact.

The girl in the purple hat was turning the crank for the old shears that he was using. They said that it got to be really hard to turn the crank after a while. I bet. It looked really tough.

And, this is the end results. Doesn't it look so much better? lol.

Oh, and of course, more sheep. lol

It was a wonderful day. The best festival that I have been to by far! We will be back next year! Like I said, I'm addicted.

On the way home this is the beautiful sites that we got to see. Sorry about it being blurry. That's what you get for taking a picture in a moving car.hehehhe

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, spinning addict.


~Tonia said...

Great pictures and looks like a lot of fun!

Kelle said...

I'm not sure I'd have the patience to spin, but a friend taught me how to do needle felting and I was hooked!

Sure wish you were closer, Mike has and is dabbling in blacksmithing. He now has two forges, loads of tools and is currently looking for an 200lb anvil( old style as the new ones just aren't as well made.) This is something he hopes to really delve into when he retires from his mainstream job and comes home to work*wink*, or at least that is"The Plan" Of course who knows what's goig to really happen, especially in the light of our economic mess!*sigh*

thecrazysheeplady said...

You were a natural! And you did a great woolfest post. It's never crossed my mind that I needed to go down and get a picture of the sheep shearing demo. Sigh. What a brain. Thanks for doing that!!!

Sarah said...

That does look like a marvelous festival, the kind I would really enjoy! Thanks for sharing! I've never seen the old hand cranked sheareres. What a job! Before my in-laws sold their sheep, I helped shove about 200 of them into the shearers wagon where they were shearing 4 at a time. It is back breaking work, even doing it the modern way!

The Unusually Unusual Farmchick said...

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Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Seems like the lovely rainbows are showing you the promise of a new beginning.....of spinning wool!

I was addicted to spinning for a while, but then realized I didn't like the greasiness of my sheep wool. SO I sold my sheep and although I still enjoy spinning my angora goat mohair and my llama fleeces, I've just been out of the swing of it for a while.

I think it's like artists or authors. You have to sit down when the mood strikes and let the creativity flow. You get into a sort of zen and everything is right with the world. haha!

Icelandic sheep have lovely wool. I really like the black ones, too. My karakul sheep started off black but then turned silver...pretty. But I like the black even better.

Looks like you had a great day. I can't wait to see some of the yarn you create....and you knows what comes next.....then you move into amazing knitting projects!
There's no end to the cool stuff you can create with wool. :)


Peacemom said...

those pumpkins are awesome! Never spun, but would love to learn to knit, it's on my bucket list for sure. Thanks, enjoyed that!

Michaele said...

I too am a spinning addict and not looking for recovery any time soon.
Glad to have found your blog.