Sunday, April 17, 2011

From Sheep to Shawl in Pictures

Step 1: Grow itDSC_6024

Step 2: Shear it

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Step 3: Wash it

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Step 4: Comb it

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Step 5: Spin it

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Step 6: Knit it

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Step 7: Block it

The only thing left is to wear it. I don’t know that I could have created a more authentic Civil War sontag than this.

christinesig

21 comments:

thecrazysheeplady said...

AWESOME!!!! Not only cool, but well done as well!

Courtney said...

Super! I just have to buy sheep, shear, and comb and I'll be doing the whole deal too...I hope they like a patio!
Courtney

Lori said...

That is so awesome Christine! perfect in every way!!

Snappy Di said...

Really beautiful and what pride it must make you feel to do this and do it well!

Di

Karen Anne said...

Beautiful.

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

Beautiful! I am so inspired!!
kim

Theresa said...

Great job, Christine! Wear it with pride! Sorry we couldn't quite connect this week-end.

Michelle said...

Loved the step-by-step with photos! So many times when I'm knitting people ask "Is that from your sheep?" Unfortunately, I have done much of that yet, but hope to in the future.

krisgray said...

Very cool!

Dianne@sheepdreams said...

Love the pictures of the process and your finished shawl is gorgeous. Looks very authentic. I'm so into the Jane Eyre shawl right now...I've started the second one and haven't even finished the first one yet!!

Milah said...

I bow to you!

Me and My Stitches said...

Wow! Absolutely love it!

Jen said...

That's awesome!!!

Nancy K. said...

Simply beautiful!

Anonymous said...

NEXT TIME YOU GET BACK TO "GOD'S COUNTRY" I'LL TRADE YOU SHEEP SHEARS FOR THE SHAWL!!!!!!!!

LOVE YA
JUST ME

Christine said...

Those sheep shears better be made of gold, Aunt Martha! Cause by my calculations this shawl is worth a small fortune. LOL

Anonymous said...

They have been hanging in the hallway for 40yrs, there are some things you just can't put a price on, like your children!!!!!!!
Wouldn't take a million for my 3boys but I wouldn't give a dime for another one!!!!

LOVE YA
JUST ME

Donna OShaughnessy said...

Wow . I am so in awe of your talent and your patience.In a world where everything is RIGHT NOW, you demonstrated the the benefit of hard work over time. What a treasure you created.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

You forgot one step - LOVE IT!!!!!!!

MilkMaid09 said...

Double "Like". As an avid yarnie - I'm more of a goat person myself, but I'm working up the courage to get into yarn farming. Maybe with angora goats? I'm also trying to research techniques on creating soap the old fashioned way. . . as in cast iron pot over a fire. I'm just fascinated by the old crafts. I shall have to meet you someday as I hear you're around Putnam Co.(?) and I'm just over in Clay.

Penny said...

Fabulous job!!