Sunday, November 13, 2016

Baa Baa Black Sheep - Year of Projects Week 20



My year of projects update is pretty small this week.

I have added six lace repeats to my wayside sweater and I am ready to turn the heel on one of my charity knit socks.

But, the exciting thing is on Friday I received....

Baa Baa Black sheep
Have you any wool.
Yes sir, yes sir, three bags full.





Yup, three bags, of freshly shorn, unwashed and gloriously smelly Babydoll sheep fleece.

I have already decided that I will spin it in order to make a Cowichan sweater/jacket as I have a white fleece that needs to be spun too.

I am so excited to take on this sheep to sweater project.

Wish me luck.

Meanwhile....back to my sideways sweater. I have just started ball six and hope to be on the sleeves by next week's update.

Also a dear friend sent me this knitting gif.

A gift of a gif!






12 comments:

  1. That's great you got all that wool! I love that gif!

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  2. How exciting to get freshly shorn wool!

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  3. How exciting going from sheep to sweater. Looking forward to watching the progress. Love the video too.

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  4. Spin your magic... sounds like another amazing project.

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  5. It will be very exciting to see the fleeces made into wool and then into a sweater!

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  6. It will be interesting to follow the progress of the wool from the sheep. I'm sure whatever you make will be fantastic.

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  7. How exciting to have the fleece, can't wait to see what it becomes. I love the little animation.

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  8. Lucky you but at least you know what to do with it...me, not so much! LOL! Good going on your sweater and socks. Love the video! Have a great week.

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  9. I love that gif. I posted it on my Facebook when I first saw it. So perfect. And 3 bags of wool sounds like a lot to process and spin. At least you will be keeping busy

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  10. Sorry to be late - November has been a tricky month - but I love your gif but I am particularly impressed with your babydoll fleece. Thanks for the link - it was an extremely interesting article because I had never heard of this breed before. Thank goodness they didn't become extinct.

    The most fascinating thing for me was the notion of a babydoll sheep being a perfect companion - I suppose any soul who can produce cashmere quality high micron wool would be a perfect companion for any knitter or crocheter! ;-)

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