Unauthorized Fleece Acquisition

March 15, 2010 at 3:06 am 8 comments

Well, I made the resolution with the best intentions.
But how can you turn down lovely Shetland wool?

Tell you what-
If lovin’ fleece is wrong, I don wanna be right.

Meet Huey:


He’s a little jumbled there, having just been washed and air-dried.

Here he is all swatched up:


And here it is a little closer:


And even closer:


I’m really loving Huey’s fleece.
It’s really fine and silky, and feels just like a merino/silk blend, only alot easier and more fun to spin.

I’m thinking soft and lofty three-ply. Maybe something cabled…

And I beleive that in my recent single-minded pursuit of completed pasture fencing, I may have forgotten to mention my current knitting project:


This is from the Romney fleece I purchased last November from Eileen Hordyk of Sand Hill Romneys.
I’ve separated the fleece into three different shades and am spinning up a lightweight two-ply for a EZ-style seamless saddle shoulder v-neck pullover.
I’m about two weeks into it, but it’s taking a while since it’s on size 3 needles.

But it’s nice and easy, round and round and round in a 3×1 ribbing, and I’m enjoying the process.
And I think I’m really going to enjoy the sweater. One of those “goes with everything” wardrobe items.

And, just because she hasn’t been seen on the blog for a while, here’s Boo Kitty-


She’s got a birthday coming up. The big 1.0


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Fencing Progress Huey!

8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Michelle  |  March 15, 2010 at 4:04 am

    Lots of natural-color loveliness on your blog! Your spin-to-knit projects inspire me; someday I will be able to do that!

  • 2. Michelle  |  March 15, 2010 at 5:52 am

    Hey Denise, I don’t see an email link on your blog. Would you please email me?

  • 3. Jody van Dooijewaard  |  March 15, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Happy Birthday to your kitty (my siamese will turn the big 11 next month)
    That shetland fleece is very impressive….I luv that fawn colour. I am hoping for a lighter coloured lamb from my Gypsy.
    Your spinning is so lovely!

    • 4. sheepsclothing  |  March 16, 2010 at 3:14 am

      Yeah, I love the caramel-y colors, too. I picked this one out while it was being shorn at Donna’s a couple weeks ago. A pretty neat way to shop!

      • 5. schoonoverfarm  |  March 16, 2010 at 3:41 am

        I do not know how you guys picked out fleeces when they were coming and going so fast and furious. I am glad you were able to pick out a nice one.

  • 6. schoonoverfarm  |  March 15, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    I love your quote- sorry to contribute to your habit though.
    Huey’s fleece is just gorgeous in your very capable hands. I am thrilled that it washed up nicely and is easy to spin. The variation of the close up on that swatch is really pretty. I am thinking cabled too!
    The color variation on your sweater is interesting too. I do not think I would have the patience for a #3 needle sweater but it appears to be an easy pattern.

    • 7. sheepsclothing  |  March 16, 2010 at 3:21 am

      No worries. I have the wool under control. 🙂 Managed to offload a bit of lesser-quality stash volume last weekend, so the overall quality of the stash is twice improved!

  • 8. The Fifth of July « Schoonover Farm Blog  |  July 5, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    […] is a neck cowl she spun and knitted up from her unauthorized fleece acquisition from our Huey (payment for helping us with shearing).  She calls the cowl a “tip”. […]


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Who? Denise

Where? Skagit County, Washington

Why: To share my spinning and knitting adventures with other wool loving folk.


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