I woke up this morning, put the kettle on and drew the curtains.
A small colourful round object was sat in the middle of the drive. I went out and picked it up, looked up the drive, and spotted more of them...
There was a trail of woolly eggs, leading me up the drive.
The trail went past the bee hives, and shed storing the equipment, then took a left through the orchard.
I had to move the eggs off the bench so I could sit down for a rest, I should have had my mug of tea before venturing out!
The Woolly Bunny had evidently worked her magic in the apple trees as well.
The bunny had even been to visit the chickens, I tried asking Frooome what she looked like, but he was keeping very close beaked.
The trail then led down the steps, past the "bus stop"/Hawaian Beach House, and across the drive.
Through the arch, and down in to the vegetable garden.
Somehow she got inside the polytunnel, and took a close look at the Peach tree.
Finally the trail led up the steps, and in to the dyeing caravan. Where magically all the stock for Wonderwool had appeared.
don't think much of her stacking and organising though...
In reality my eggs are giant balls of British BFL pencil roving, that will be on the stall at Wonderwool. I bought a test quantity a few months ago, as I wanted to see how it dyed, and wether the dyeing would make the fibre too hard to spin. I was really pleased with the result, despite being such a thin strip of fibre the drafting is easy, and I love the subtle variegated effects I can acheive. You could also knit straight from the ball using chunky needles, each ball is apparoximately 130m, here's a link to a Ravelry pattern search for that weight yarn, and yardage, there are over 500 patterns in the database!
I dye the fibre in giant skeins, which would be a nightmare to work from, so my Dad has very kindly spent the past few weeks winding them in to balls so that they're ready to use. There's at least 200g in each ball, and they will be £18 each. If you can't make it to Wonderwool, then fear not, there is more base fibre in stock, I will be dyeing some for the online shop very soon.
As for the caravan, if only the Easter bunny had magiked all that fibre, it's been lots of hard work over the last 2 months, in total I've dyed and carded well over 40kg of fibre. Once all the stock for Wonderwool is emptied out, the final bedroom is being stripped of it's bed, and some more shelves installed. It's always at it's worst just before a show as I have to put all the dyed stock somewhere, I'm hoping to bring very little of it back home!
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