Transient Wool Merchants Episode 26 – Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

She’s Crafty
Amy is currently working on:
• Mean Girls Socks in “On Wednesdays…” colorway on the sparkly sock from Desert Vista Dyeworks
• ALL-Ways Cowl By Laura Nelkin Aquifer Scarf Kit from Laura Nelkin’s M Club kit
• La Dame Blanche by Barbara Bensen (in our yarn too!)
• Spinning a sweater’s worth of Moonbear, our Romney ram on my Custom Classic wheel

In Time Out:
• Hring Scarf by Laura Nelkin
• Creatrix MKAL by Laura Nelkin
• Corner to Corner blanket – enabled by Ann of the Carolina Fiber Girls

Amy has finished:
• Dr. Ewe by Susan Claudino in a Tangerine Designs Kit
• Carnivale Socks in Fibernymph Dyeworks Sportweight
• Oak Trail Cloche by Alana Dakos
• Salem Nights colorway by Knittyandcolor in Merino/Black Silk
• Hopkins Studio Falkland
• Herd Blend, White Hog Island, Dark Hog Island and Tunis sample skeins
• SSK Batt Scooterpie made for me
• Radiate Sweater by Joji Locatelli in a purple handspun yarn created from a Loop Bullseye Bump and silver Leicester Longwool (millspun) from our flock
• SSK Socks! Based on Susan B. Anderson’s “How I Make My Socks” out of Turtle Purl’s “Party! We’re 5!” Colorway

In the Rear View Mirror
Washington County Fair
Fibre space trunk show

Down the Road
Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival in Berryville, VA
Spinzilla Team
New York Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY
November is the next Disney retreat at Coronado Springs.

What’s Cookin’?
Corn on the Cob, Tomato salads, cantaloupe and starting to crave comfort foods like Roast Beef

The Barn Report
Still putting up hay and mowing the pastures.
We’re picking sweet corn and monitoring the growth of the squash and pumpkins
Prepping for breeding season, completing lamb registrations and continuing to monitor for parasites
Housetraining Gus

Foodie Finds
Grand Concourse
Hen Quarter
The Sushi Bar
Stomping Grounds

Word on the Street
Amy has been nominated for the TNNA Retail Council/Spinning & Weaving Group Board
Amy has taken a position with the new ARC POWER grant funded Local Food Shed program as Senior Coordinator of Sheep, Lamb and Goats.
Registration is about 85% sold out for our second Disney retreat! Only a few spaces remain in the hotel room block too. Join Laura Linneman, Laura Aylor, Tanis Gray and Liz Gipson for great classes, evening events, a mega market with demos and mini-classes – all at Coronado Springs resort November 8-11, 2017 – more details at www.magicalfiberfantasyretreat.com

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