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.
I saw that one coming! LOL!
Cart before the horse much?
I think FIRST you must learn how to shear...
You're one of those detail people aren't you, Wendy? LOL!
She is very beautiful.
Thing of all the great blog posts :-) shearing, carding(?), spinning :-)
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?
Oh, yes, if you have sheep you totally need to learn to use the yarn! :)
Just ran across this and immediately thought about you!
Check it out when you're not staring at the girls. =-)
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?
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
I can't knit, I have tried but find it almost impossible!
Hi,I was sent over by Angie @ Home Grown. Loved reading over your site.
How many times a year do you shear the sheep?
Just once a year in the spring.
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.
I agree, that wool would make a beautiful sweater...or shawl...or scarf!
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?
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