New Mexico holds a special appeal for me, ...
Los Ojos, New Mexico
...even beyond the promise of sunshine and warmth after a New England winter. I long to see the desert landscape so inspiring to Georgia O'Keefe.
I'm excited about the workshop time, too. We have 6 knitting sessions over the week, which allows enough time to actually complete a project.
Navajo-Churro sheep, a breed dating back to the 16th Century,
The first breed of domesticated sheep in the New World.
Tierra Wool's Churro comes from the Navajo-Churro sheep, and is provided by local sheep ranch Shepherd’s Lamb.
The yarn is dyed in a lovely
array of colors and my plan is
to split the hanks so we can
mix and match
to suit our sensibilities.
I am dreaming up a bag, using multiple techniques and knit with New Mexico native Churro wool.
I also want to dabble in some fun techniques to finish the bags, like twisted cord and multicolor pompoms. My sample yarn arrived a few weeks ago.
My swatch below shows a couple of the ideas I like a lot and will be sharing, but I am just getting started!
See you soon!
*photo credits to Tierra Wools and Norah Gaughan