Unauthorized Fleece Acquisition
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.
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