Some of you will understand how excited I was, some of you will think I'm a complete nutter! Yzzy will think I'm weird in a strangely exciting way !
I pick them up from the beautiful farmhouse - I want a farmhouse, with a small holding, one day, one day, then for eternity ;)
As I am driving home the smell of them starts to penetrate my bunged up nose. Phew! Sheep stink! It is at this point I am glad I have an old dairy attached to my house. No good for much else but marvellous for storing stinky sheep fleece!
I lay out the smallest of the fleeces to see what I am dealing with. I hesitate as to what to do with it. I decide to just jump in and get on with processing it.
After a good clean It is smelling a lot fresher, and beautifully white! I crack open the dyes. I have decided on green. I want to make a pair of longies in green, with countryside embellishments. I also post my adventures on Rav.
I'm not too sure on the depth of the green, it looks a bit like slime and mould :p I try to keep the finished item in mind
Once dry I run it through the carder It makes the green look a lot lighter - I like how it looks.
Then on to spinning. I spin 60g of green and 60g of white, then ply them together. It is really soft and lovely. I ply it to a dk - worsted weight. Then put it on the niddy noddy to set.
I have cast on the longies, but will save those pics for another day.