Spring and Summer Angora Lace

With Spring comes a new yarn to Bungalow Farm Angora!  A lovely lace yarn that is 85% German angora and 15% Cormo wool.  It is a 100% North American product.

This lace yarn is a single ply and shows details of lace extremely well.  It is very durable , despite being a single, and knits easily with almost no shedding, pilling, or tangling.  The samples below were knit straight from the cone and washed and blocked after knitting.  Put up is either a 25 g. ball or coned for larger amounts.

Recommended needle size is US 1-3.  Yardage is approximately 185 yards per 25 grams.  Visit our SHOP to purchase.

 

Snowdrops Lace Scarf

Ocean Waves Sample

Ocean Waves Sample

Another View of the Snowdrops Scarf

Another View of the Snowdrops Scarf

25 g. of Lace Angora

25 g. of Lace Angora

Syl's Sample on US 0 needles

Syl’s Sample on US 0 needles

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Winter White

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Something to ease the winter doldrums.

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Enter Fall

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After a long hot summer, it’s nice to see some cooler temps and Fall color!  With the cooler temps, come chilly nights and cold feet!  I’ve been dyeing up some of our new Angora Socks that will cure those popsicle toes.

These socks are not only warm and hard wearing, but they are machine washable!  You can also throw them in the dryer, but laying flat to dry is best.

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More colors coming.  Stayed tuned!  To order, please see the Shop Page.

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End of Summer

End of Summer Tomatoes

End of Summer Tomatoes

 

Now that summer has officially ended, the Fall Fiber shows are almost upon us.  While the tomato crop is still coming, the days are noticeably shorter and at least the last few days, cooler!

On Saturday, September 28, Bungalow Farm Angora will be at Fiber Frolic in Chico.  The following weekend, Lambtown in Dixon.  Please come and support these fun events!

Hand Dyed Angora Socks

Hand Dyed Angora Socks

Hand Dyed Pencil Roving: Tomato

Hand Dyed Pencil Roving: Tomato

Hand Dyed Angora/Merino Pencil Roving "Baltic"

Hand Dyed Angora/Merino Pencil Roving “Baltic”

 

Pesto is back! Lovely Angora/Cormo Blend

Pesto is back! Lovely Angora/Cormo Blend

Angora Pencil Roving: Greens

Angora Pencil Roving: Greens

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Getting Ready for Yarnival!

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Looking forward to a new event for me–Yarnival!  Here are some new things we will have at the event:      

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We Love Yarn!

Our New Angora Blizzard with Cormo Wool!

Our New Angora Blizzard with Cormo Wool!

Our Silver Blizzard made with Sue Reuser’s Cormo Wool was such a success, we decided to repeat the run with all white Cormo.  This time, Jane Killpack’s Cormo was used and it is every bit as nice!  This yarn, like all our Blizzard yarns is 85% German Angora combined this time with 15% Cormo Wool.  North American grown and North American processed.

The Cormo adds some bounce and a lively hand while really enhancing the softness of the angora.  This yarn is very special and we are pleased to offer it to you.  It is available In the Shop. 

New Blizzard with Cormo Wool drying on the racks

New Blizzard with Cormo Wool drying on the racks

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Signs of Spring

This isn’t yarn, batting, or fiber.  But it’s a sign of Spring.  Spring has been screaming at me for weeks and while it was here in Northern California, I was off in Ontario, Canada where it was still winter.  When I got home, all that was left of the early blooms was my indoor Phalaenopsis, which while impressive, astonishing easy to grow.

Before I left, I managed to snap some photos of a few other delights blooming at the farm:

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A Lovely Dogwood

 

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A Tree Peony

And last but not least, the true harbinger of spring, a wonder pure German litter of seven:

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For Angora Yarns and Fiber, I can be found at the following events in May:

Spinning at the Winery in Livermore, May 25, 2013
and
CNCH 2013, Squaw Valley, Tailgate May 31, 2013

Hope to see you there!

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Winter Blues

 

Angora Blizzard "Baltic"

Angora Frost “Baltic”

Winter is really one of my favorite times of year. I love the shorter days and the cooler weather. The winter light with it’s benign brilliance.

A new color reflecting both the darkness and the brilliant light of winter.

Angora Blizzard "Baltic"

Angora Blizzard “Baltic”

Blue Glass, Niagra on the Lake, Ontario

Blue Glass, Niagra on the Lake, Ontario

A little inspiration.

 

And a little splash of color to wipe away the blues.  Perhaps something for Valentine’s Day?

Bungalow Farm Angora Frost "Ruby Slippers"

Bungalow Farm Angora Frost “Ruby Slippers”

 

 

 

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FALL IS HERE

October Glory
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And nothing says Fall like a maple tree!  With that in mind, humans can only try:

German Angora/Superfine Merino Batting “Persimmon”

Persimmon Angora Frost Yarn

And Winter is not far behind…

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And nothing says Winter, like Silver Blizzard!

 

Silver Blizzard Angora/Cormo Blend Yarn

 

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LAMBTOWN IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER!

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Lambtown is October 6 and 7!  You can still sign up for workshops.  Leslie Samson will be teaching two fabulous workshops:  Scribble Lace Scarves and Botanical Felt.  If you haven’t taken a workshop with Leslie, here’s your chance!  A knowledgable and fun artist and fiber arts teacher, she is coming all the way from Ontario, Canada to teach.  Don’t miss a great opportunity.

Of course Bungalow Farm will be there as well with lots of new color ways of angora batting and yarns.  Scribble Lace kits will also be available.

We hope to see you all there!

Finished Scribble Lace Scarf by Leslie Samson
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Flora by Leslie Samson ©2012 Leslie Samson

 

Closeup of Flora © 2012 Leslie Samson

 

Cattleya Orchid © 2012 Leslie Samson

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