Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Selma and Son - Tail Spun Hand Spun

Life is too short to not play with new things... I love spinning Tail Spun Yarns and it is even more thrilling when the locks come from your own animal. The long locks came from an Icelandic Ewe names Selma and the core hand spun laceweight yarn that was used is from her son. Doll makers for years have been purchasing my tail spun but I am giving other folks a chance - visit www.larkspurfunnyfarm.etsy.com to get your hands on this incredible yarn.... Selma was my gal who every year gave birth to twins and refused to take care of them - so I bottle fed them. However, she did nurse for almost two years a little llama boy who came to us at 5 months old, dumped along the highway with his mother. The mother died on the side of the road and the sheriff brought the little guy to us. Not a single one of my llama girls would nurse him and after three days of trying everything I saw from my office window Selma lifting her back leg up and the little guy nursing away. At first I thought this was a once in a life time offer but no this went on for 18 months. They had a bond that she never had with her own offspring. Strange but not strange for the Funny Farm.


Bonne said...

Love the story about Selma.
That's beautiful yarn! I'd be hoarding it for that "perfect project". lol

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Well I guess Selma was saving her milk for that little guy! I will always stand in amazement as to how mother nature can place everything at the right spot at the right time. Thanks for sharing that...the yarn is awesome!

Queen of Dreamsz