Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Staying Busy

Lights haven’t gone off, yet. I’m busy spinning Rose’s lamb fleece.

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I love her, she’s so soft, but her hygiene leaves a lot to be desired. She has so much lanoline in her wool everything sticks to her.

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Even though I always thought I wouldn’t, some of the slobs lovely ladies around here may be wearing coats next Spring.

christinesig

9 comments:

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Wow, those marks above her eyes give her a very expressive face.
It sounds like you're spending your day in one of your favorite ways!

Snappy Di said...

Slobs? LOL Oh really?? LOL

Di

Whosyergurl said...

Christine, do you wash it first? Teach me how to knit! I just read the Friday night knitting club book. Have you read it?
Stay warm! Cheryl

kristi said...

I am thinking the same thing about some of my very single coated sheep, especially some of the wethers, they are like debris magnets. I am glad your protective cuz I was very much a couch potato today;)

Christine said...

Yes Cheryl, I wash it first but it still has lots of hay and whatnot in it. Very tedious to get it all out. I've not read the book, I'll have to check it out.

Nancy K. said...

Do you always spin facing a wall??? I think I'd get claustrophobic!

Rose is a GORGEOUS ewe! Her fleece looks like it would be a dream to spin. I've thought about coats but besides hating the way they look (I do so love looking out and seeing all my woolly girls), it looks to me like most of the best wool sticks out of the coats anyway!. All that yummy neck and chest wool that is so soft and crimpy still sticks out and gets full of VM. The little bit of junk that gets into the sides and back isn't that big of a deal to me. I've also found that by shearing later in the year (late May to early June!), there's a lot less hay in the fleece.

All that being said, it WOULD be fun to just coat ONE and see how different the fleece is...

;-)

Christine said...

LOL, no Nancy, there is a window right next to me where I can look out onto the pastures.

thecrazysheeplady said...

I've thought about getting a few large coats to put on in the fall before we start feeding hay. Having to have 3 sizes for each sheep seems too pricey, but if they only needed one... Your spinning looks great and I LOVE your slouchy hat!

Angela said...

Miss Muffet sitting on her tuffet. Or Pouty Polly sitting in the corner. LOL I just couldnt decide which.