Thursday, May 7, 2009

Black Shetland fleece


As an afterthought to my last post, I decided to take a picture of the black Shetland fleece I am working on. The difference is so amazing. It is the softest wool I have ever worked on. It came from a sheep named "Blackie" from a farm in Pilot Mountain, NC. The lady I bought it from used to have a very nice yarn shop in Pilot, but closed it after her Mother died. Makes me want some Shetland sheep. Dream on.

6 comments:

Footheel Sock Knitter said...

Yes, owning Shetland sheep would be my choice too. They are the size of small dogs. Some of the other sheep breeds are hugh! When S. had her shop and a shearing I held a shetland lamb on my lap. I think I told you about it. I have a picture somewhere but couldn't find it if my life depended on it! The black is gorgeous and you done a great job carding. Black is hard on my eyes to work with, but does make nice yarn. Have fun spinning!

Ghost said...

It looks soft in the picture.

Ghost said...

Oh, I forgot to mention, I love your new header.

Henya said...

This looks so yummy. I got a half of the black fleece at the Sheep and Wool and will be working on it. I so much want a few sheep, but can not take them to Brooklyn.

Footheel Sock Knitter said...

Thank you June, I just had finished typeing the story and I couldn't believe I already had a comment. Man, you are fast! LOL!

The celtic festival is this weekend and I had ask for Sat. off. My super had me off on the schedule and when I called her today she had changed the scheduled and made out like she didn't know why she had me off that day. I had given her 1 month in advance notice. I just decided to go ahead and work and not argue. Win some, lose some. I thought to if I did get to go this year, it probably wouldn't have been fun as last. Last years would be hard to top for me. I wanted to dance w/ the Scottish dancers again. Guess I'll just hit the high road, on the 4th floor that is...

Thistle Cove Farm said...

That's a lovely fleece!