Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Road Trip at Knitting Camp

Tuesday, we hit to road to Catoctin Creek Farm in Jefferson to visit with Jean Galey and her Romney sheep.

She also showed us her garden that included herbs, flowers, and plants for making wool dying colors.

The ewe lambs seemed pretty big for being just 5 months old.

Anna and Olivia tried to get the lambs close enough to touch with some food. The lambs didn't cooperate.

Anna and Olivia got a lesson in carding wool and spinning with a cranky spinner and made some yarn that they got to take home. Nana found a lovey Romney wool/cashmere blend in laceweight that needed to come home with her.

Knitting Camp

First annual Knitting Camp is July 19-24.
Anna and Olivia are the first junior knitters.
Chores such as picking blackberries are part of the camping experience.
Time for leisure in the hammock.

Both girls have mastered casting on and are perfecting the knit stitch.