New ‘Dos for Sheeps

March 13, 2011 at 8:42 pm 12 comments

So, finally here are some post-haircut photos of Edgar:

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He seems so happy with his new ‘do, and he’s been super friendly since our bonding experience last weekend.

So, I thought I’d try Chone next.

He’s a friendly little guy, but has less of an attention span Edgar, so I had to take it in stages.
Here he is in the ballerina stage:

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Silly, eh?

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I finally got the rest off of him today, and now he is naked and lumpy like Edgar.

Also got a start on Felix. Just the neck and chest so far. But it looks like he’ll be a good cooperator.

I have to say, I’m really glad I decided to shear the guys myself.
Would have been a lot faster to have someone come out, and the fleeces would probably be a lot better (not in hunks and chunks), but I am really enjoying harvesting all this wonderful wool from the boys. It’s been a good experience so far-

Here are some samples of the goods they guys have donated:

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That’s Felix on the left and Chone on the right.
Both about 5.5-6″. Chone’s fleece has quite a bit of veg in it,, but I was expecting that, and plan to comb it.

I’ve gotten most of Edgar’s fleece washed up already- here it is fresh off the drum carder-

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And all swatched up-

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Wally has suggested that I use the fleece knit him an “Edgar suit”, so he could go undercover.
But I think his ears would give him away.

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Other suggestions?

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12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Michelle  |  March 13, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Edgar is such a rich, red-brown; I have seen very few Shetlands that color and it’s lovely!

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    • 2. sheepsclothing  |  March 15, 2011 at 7:16 pm

      Thanks- I like it too. Griff is the same color, but his fleece is a different texture. More crimpy and springy where Edgar is more wavy and silky.

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  • 3. Jody  |  March 14, 2011 at 8:27 am

    The white fleece looks very nice and soft.

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    • 4. sheepsclothing  |  March 15, 2011 at 7:18 pm

      It really is. Just washed and spun up that small bit last night, and it is amazingly soft silky. It’s going to be as lot of fun to work with!

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  • 5. schoonoverfarm  |  March 15, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Edgar’s fleece is so pretty. Maybe I shouldn’t have sold him 😉 I love Chone’s new do! Edgar would make a nice sweater but is probably not big enough for a human one. Maybe if you combine it with Griff’s?

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    • 6. sheepsclothing  |  March 15, 2011 at 7:20 pm

      Actually, I might have enough Edgar to make a people-sweater. Haven’t weighed it,, but he was carrying around a lot of wool for a little guy! I could easily combine it with Griff, though. They are pretty much identical in color.

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  • 7. schoonoverfarm  |  March 15, 2011 at 9:32 am

    Felix’s fleece is really pretty too. Maybe a hat and scarf combo? What would a Cy Young award winner want?

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    • 8. sheepsclothing  |  March 15, 2011 at 7:29 pm

      There’s an awful lot of Felix fleece. Maybe a casual roll-neck pullover with sporty Chone and Edgar/Griff stripes? That would be cool. Bet I’d still have enough left over for the hat and scarf! 🙂

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  • 9. Christine  |  March 15, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    The ballerina shot is priceless.

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    • 10. sheepsclothing  |  March 15, 2011 at 7:30 pm

      Thanks. I thought so too 🙂

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  • 11. thecrazysheeplady  |  March 27, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Everybody needs an Egger suit 😀

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    • 12. sheepsclothing  |  March 27, 2011 at 8:02 pm

      Indeed.

      Reply

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