Saturday, June 12, 2010

19 Bags Full

I actually got the last of my spring wool back from Ohio Valley probably two weeks ago. That's how crazy things are here. I have new wool sitting in the wool house for over 24 hours and I haven't tried any out? Crazy.



A good chunk of this is quilt batting - Ewen McTeagle (I'd just about take up quilting to be able to sleep under a Ewen quilt), Peabody (the whack) and Popcorn PeePee Pants (not a whack, but a good, sproingy, warm fleece).



Some Clun Forest from my neighbor. Who has cool sheep and doesn't have any interest in spinning? Actually, that works out good for me, eh?



Allie's core roving. Very soft and a lovely color - well two colors.

By the way, will the person who bought Beanie Baby's core roving at the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival please drop me an email? I spun the leftover white tail (where they ran out of gray to wrap around) at Augusta last Saturday and thought it was a little pilly. Maybe it was just because it was the end, but if anyone ever buys something from me that isn't 100% satisfactory, let. me. know. I am very picky...and expect you to be as well.



Miss Ewenice.



Elizabeth, the smartest (maybe not) sheep in the world. She's getting older though, so I should probably cut her some slack. I saved this fleece for myself this year. Keep in mind that I still need to finish spinning Punkin's last fleece, Jester's from two years ago, Crazy Esther's from last year and miscellaneous bags of Keebler, Sunshine, Graham Lamb and the last half of Henrietta's that I've recently hidden away so I can "accidently" find it at some later date ;-).

Regardless of the stash situation, realistically speaking, these old ladies (some of my favorite sheep) aren't going to be around forever and it would be sad to not have something tangible to remember them. There is just over one pound of this pretty, mottled gray and brown super soft roving. I'm not really a vest person and it's not enough for a sweater...

Any thoughts?

9 comments:

I need orange said...

Hat? Mittens? Fingerless gloves for when it's chilly indoors? Little shrug/shawl, just for your neck and shoulders?

:-)

~Tonia~ said...

I say a shawl of some sort, something lacy and pretty. So tell me how much of that core roving do you have???? I missed out last year and I don't want to make the same mistake this year. ;)

Nothing wrong with keeping the fleeces of your wooly friends. I would think that you were crazy if you didn't.

Ann said...

where's the 3 bags of black wool?

Lori Skoog said...

I'd take anything! I know so little about sheep's wool, it was fun to see the differences.

Jennie said...

Beautiful wool....

As for what to make I would say something small like wristers or even a lacey shawl....It would be beautiful :)

Karen Sue said...

Can you make the vest/body of your sweater of it and then add different contrast sleeves?? Just a thought. I AM a bit of a vest person,

Jody said...

That wool would make lovely gloves and hat or scarf set. You could do colourwork and use several of your special animal's fleeces.
I like to do that with all my various balls of handspun alpaca or sheepswool.

Nancy K. said...

I would make a wide scarf/wrap. They've become one of my favorite things to make because you can wear around your neck it as a scarf or open it up and use it like a shawl. Either way, it's like a hug!

Leedra said...

I am not a spinner or weaver, but I sure do have a stash of yarn. And a ever growing stash of wool roving. I am trying to stay away from all places to buy yarn or wool roving. I need a fix bad! I just call up my sponsor and she talks me through it. I don't have a wool house, but I might be needing one soon if I can't get through to my sponsor. :)

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