Shetland Sheep: Rich in History, Rich in Textiles

Shetland Sheep: Rich in History, Rich in Textiles! Our farm mission is to enjoy and promote the wonderful diversity of the Shetland breed by fully utilizing to the best of our ability all they have to offer historically. We believe the best preservation and management of this breed includes it's full spectrum of history. We encourage old and new shepherds alike to join in the fun by engaging in fiber arts, especially spinning and knitting, as this breed is so intimately linked with those aspects of the arts.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Anchors Away!

The new year is off to a great start here on Wheely Wooly Farm! I've had nice time to spin up lots of new yarn and get some knitting done. The weather outside is crackling cold!! It is very pleasant to be inside working with all the fiber. With the new year comes time to plan out the year ahead. We are hoping Wheely Wooly Lerwick, our little ram lamb out of Wooly Bear and Mona will provide lambs for us this spring. Wooly Bear should also have some lambs. We are planning a very busy itinerary starting in March, going all the way through Christmas.
What's on my bobbin today: lovely roving. I have lots more pictures of what's getting spun up, but a software glitch is keeping postings delayed. Rats!
Perhaps Sophie the kitty knows just the place to be on these crispy, crackly days! Sigh.....
Without my wool on, I'd never be able to stand going out for chores! What a pleasant experience it is to be warm. Growing up, I wore all synthetics and FROZE! How stupid was I?

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