Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I Need to Learn How to Knit ASAP

I can't look at Blanche without thinking she would look fabulous as a scarf or a sweater. She is so beautiful.
We wanted sheep primarily just to serve as eco-friendly lawnmowers, which they have proven themselves to be very, very good at.

Of course I also wanted them simply to amuse me. Turns out they're very good at that, too. The fact that they produced wool was merely a bonus. I actually never gave it to much thought. But now... now I MUST learn to knit.

16 comments:

Milah said...

I saw that one coming! LOL!

Wendy said...

Cart before the horse much?
I think FIRST you must learn how to shear...

Christine said...

You're one of those detail people aren't you, Wendy? LOL!

Karen Anne said...

She is very beautiful.

Thing of all the great blog posts :-) shearing, carding(?), spinning :-)

Anonymous said...

You could crochet instead of knitting - or learn both, right after the shearing, carding & spinning your own yarn.

And then you could learn how to felt what you knit for even more fun.

Is getting you off the grid the only step left in total self sufficiency?

Cheryl

Terri said...

Oh, yes, if you have sheep you totally need to learn to use the yarn! :)

Wendy said...

Just ran across this and immediately thought about you!

http://www.woolylady.com/

Check it out when you're not staring at the girls. =-)

Christine said...

Cheryl,

No way am I going off grid. I'm a huge fan of air conditioning. :)

I tried crochet once. Attempted to make a pot holder but it turned out the size of a coaster?

bennie and patsy said...

You should check out http://knittermag.blogspot.com She is spinning away. I got me some farm eggs today and I had to wash them .Will I have to de rooster them to? LOL
Patsy

Re said...

I can't knit, I have tried but find it almost impossible!

Susan said...

Hi,I was sent over by Angie @ Home Grown. Loved reading over your site.
How many times a year do you shear the sheep?

Christine said...

Hi Susan,

Just once a year in the spring.

Angie said...

Can you crochet? There are some nice sock and shawl patterns for pretty crochet that doesn't look like Little House On The Prairie threw up in your lap.

KareyABohr said...

Angie sent me over to your blog, and I am glad she did!
I don't know how to knit either but I know I am too busy to learn. I DO however know how to spin, and I think I will trade yarn for goods with a local woman who knits but doesn't spin. Just a thought.

Marilyn R said...

I agree, that wool would make a beautiful sweater...or shawl...or scarf!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Uh, yeah. That's precisely what happened to me. Get the sheep to keep our property on farm-deferral taxes, and they lure me like sirens into spinning and knitting. What DID I do before sheep, spinning, and knitting?