July 10, 2008

Modified Colors in Ouessant Sheep!

Our local spinning group met today. So I thought that I’d work on some of Harry’s fleece at the meeting. Harry and Tammy are 2 ouessant sheep owned by Susan and Michael. I sheared them earlier this year and in return had the opportunity of keeping the fleeces.

Harry & Tammy. Photo courtesy of Susan & Michael

I skirted and sorted Harry’s fleece and then decided to wash it. I keep aside a fair amount of clean white fleece .... and the rest went into the dye pot!!
Here’s a glimpse of what I’ve come up with so far!

Harry's Make-Over!
White washed fleece unspun.
Yellow & orange yarn on bobbins.
Ball of pink yarn.

Now how's that for modified colors in ouessant sheep!!

This spins up wonderfully! It’s quite long ... almost 15 cm!
And I get a lovely long draw.
Two color knitting, here we come!!

Spinning day was quite wonderful, even if my friend Maylin played the role of enabler today : tempting me, a fiber junkie, with beautiful alpaca fleece. Of course I had to get some : 1.5 kg of gorgeous white alpaca and 2 kg of brown. I’m so excited!
Yet more fiber to spin!! This is just what I need!

1 comment:

lynn in NJ said...

I have just discovered your blog and am amazed at the spinning you do. It is lovely. Thank you for your inspiration.

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