(the one I haven’t told you about yet)

You may know that last week I scored big on bargain wool.
(last post)
Big BFL (I think) fleece.
Lovely stuff. And not my usual breed, so it got priority billing on the blog.

But I did come home with one other, as well.
Here is my other happy bargain fleece, a nice sized Shetland (maybe lamb?) in gray/taupe/brown.

Acme Shetland Mar 09

I do so love the multicolored ones.

So here are some more photos:

Acme Mar09 Shetland

Acme Shetland Mar 09 locks

I lost a lot of the dark brown in skirting it, as a lot of that was really short (and/or cruddy). Actually, I find the lighter color- the gray/taupe- really beautiful.

And a little random sample I knit up-

Acme Shetland Mar 09 swatch

Sorry there’s nothing in there to provide scale. It’s about 6 stitches/inch. Got a really nice silky feel, too. Probably a little too short to comb effectively,, so I’ll end up carding or just flicking this guy.

Guess I’d better get busy, eh?



  1. Jody

    wow you did good. Almost every time I buy fleece, I have been quite disappointed as the sellers description rarely matches with the fleece I am sold!!!!!

    • sheepsclothing

      Guess I’m pretty lucky that I can find fleeces locally. I’ve only ever bought one fleece without having seen it first- It’s definetely best if you can inspect the goods before committing to a purchase!

  2. Donna

    Este Blog investe e acredita na… PROXIMIDADE!

    I received this award from Michelle:
    “I received this award from two dear blogpals, first MiniKat and then Sharon. I wasn’t going to post about it, since it’s given to blogs that “invest and believe in the PROXIMITY- nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!” See that little line, “not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement”? How do you accept an award without appearing interested in self-aggrandizement? But when it came my way a second time, it seemed rude to ignore the kind gestures of these two ladies, and not pass the award on to eight others. When I looked through the list of blogs I follow, I realized I’ve had the fun of meeting nine of them (not counting my sister, neighbor, and the proprietors of two local yarn shops). So although this award is not necessarily for those with whom one has shared a physical proximity, these bloggers fit the other descriptions, too. Tina, Allena, Karla, Franna, Tammy, Donna, Lois, Shannon, and Tammy – consider yourselves awarded!”

    So in considering this, I chose 6 bloggers that have relative proximity in relationships and in physical location who have charming blogs. (There are two repeats from the above.) They are:


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