Friday, June 13, 2014

Her Fleece Was White As Snow

Except for all the grease, dirt, hay, straw, chicken feathers, dog hair, wild flowers, burrs, tree bark, fishing lures, shotgun shells...  ;-)


Guess who this is!


I've been spinning for an exchange project and the fiber is pretty and super soft, but with just enough of dryer lint feel to make me crazy.  I'm a coarse wool girl through and through and needed a break.  This fleece is exactly what I'd hoped it would be :-).


If you'd like to know what this feels like, put a good squirt of dish soap in your kitchen sink, hit it with the spray nozzle and hot water.  When you pat/squish down on the big peaks of bubbles...that's exactly what it feels like to pat/squish down on Maisie's combed wool.


I left this picture file size a bit larger so you could biggify it.



27 comments:

Maureen said...

Oh. My. Gosh. It is absolutely beautiful!!! Wish I could knit some of that up.

Your name should be "Mary"... ;)

MarmePurl said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sheepmom said...

That is some pretty spinning! Lovely wool, but crappy spinning can make the best stuff look mediocre. Great fiber and great spinning equals top-notch yarn! Can't wait to see what it's going to grow up to be ;-)

Jan baby said...

.....and it sparkles!

sophy0075 said...

She puts her "crazy" energy into lovely fleece. Or maybe the energy she should put into being a normal sheep she puts into her fleece instead?

LannieK said...

Beautiful! All you hoped for.
And some very nice spinning, too :-)

Miha Giustina said...

I knew it was Maisie!:-) Any recent picture of the propeller girl to share here or on Twitter?!

Tyche's Minder said...

Fishing lures? lol.

Remind us what breed Maisie is. Pretty please....

Tombstone Livestock said...

Shotgun shells????? LOL. Good job with the combs, looks soooo soft and clean.

Valerie said...

How beautiful! Just lovely. Blessings and sunshine, Valerie

Glenda said...

When I said "Guess", I said, "Maisie". What do I win?

Suz said...

Finally...a post on the lovely Maisie...the one and only
:-)
lovely

Susan said...

Oooooooo! It looks dreamy.

Terry said...

It's beautiful!

karen said...

That looks like heaven!!

Michelle said...

Sweet, sweet Maisie. I still look at her slideshow pics, on the sidebar, from time to time. Precious!

In response to your comment the other day, I have noticed more bumblebees this season. I have three hives going at this time and still see quite a bit of honeybee action.

Spinners End Farm said...

Whoa....NICE!!!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Maisie is a Dorset crossed with who knows what mutt :-).

I took some propeller pics the other day, but didn't catch the propeller in the right flight pattern.

Getting ready to do a giveaway next week :-D.

Alice said...

You did a beautiful job bringing out the best in Maisie. Her wool is so put and bright!
The shot gun shells she was hiding makes me wonder what kinda company she's been keeping at night. Maybe her idol is Annie Oakley!

amyfibre said...

Yum!! And your spinning is gorgeous.

Kim said...

Beautiful fleece & yarn.

Lori Skoog said...

But of course!

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

There is not one thing I could add to all the great comments except she is the result of all the wonderful, most excellent, care you gave her! Good job on the combing and spinning...OK 'they' already said that but I just had to say it again!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

It's just amazing that one day the wool is still part of the sheep and the next day it could be made into yarn.

Andee said...

Nice job Maisie!!! Worth all the work :)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Beautiful..of course it is Maisie:)

Kaye Myers said...

Beautiful spinning! You found your "super-power"!

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