Yesterday a big box arrived....
Getting parcels in the mail is always exciting, but this BIG box really made everyone in the house interested! What was in there? My husband knows me well enough, but the girls were really curious!
Here's a hint...
when you now are saying wool, you're quite right!
After last blog i wrote i went on a fleece search, i asked around, found a few webshops. But it is a bit tricky (oh my tricky... that reminds me of tricky woo of james herriot :) ) to buy a fleece online, without seeing the fleece yourself. What a good fleece in someone's opinion is could be for me a dirty felted full of vegetable matter fleece..
But finally i found a man who has real passion for his sheep, and it was a breed i never heard about or spun for that matter.
He has Kerry Hill sheep, he brought his sheep 22 years ago to the Netherlands himself.
He was willing to send me two fleeces, very cheap only € 4,50 for a fleece.
This wool is very soft!! The only other fleeces i have bought were texelaar, swifter and clun forest. And this is so different, not coarse at all.
Today was a warm windy day, so with my two helpers we searched the fleece. Oh look there are my lesser celandine, i love this plant, vibrant green leaves and happy yellow flowers, they don't open when it's cloudy and grey, but when the sun shines they open as far as they can!
my oldest loves the feeling of unwashed fleece! She also likes the smell.
But she also asked i we could wash part of the fleeces today. Offcourse we could! I filled a box with hot water with a bit of soap.
Look what a great helpers i have!!
After washing we used the fence of our '' guinea pigs and rabbit play outside space'' to hang the wool to dry...
The rest of the afternoon we spend making gigant bubbles, so easy to make and so much fun to do!!
tonight i used my handcarders to card a few bits of fiber... oooh my it's so soft and bouncy!! I'm really looking forward spinning this!
But that's a problem.... i still have a projects going on... first my summer shawl of the KAL at the dutchwooldiva group on ravelry. And offcourse my cardigan i'm knitting of the handspun swifterlamb wool, i have to do lots of spinning and knitting before that's finished.... and i'm not good with multiple wips..
now i'm wondering i haven't showed my cardigan on here yet. I will try to do it soon, but now it's time for bed.