Tuesday, February 12, 2013

It's back

I recently got my first fleece back from the fiber mill and I am hooked!  I didn't get Agnes sheared myself but she came with the bag of her sheared fleece since her farm's shearer had come a few weeks before.  With help from youtube I skirted the fleece and chose a preferred yarn weight.  I love this yarn so much and it's great fun knitting with wool from your own sheep.  I've lined up 2 more sheep to enter the farm this summer and possibly a few more, all different colors of merino.

Since this was a yearling fleece, I've decided to wait until the next shearing to test the micron count and comfort factor ratingof the fleece. Until this fall, we'll be knitting all things white :)

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