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Ah, the sun!
It got us all charged up this weekend.

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The pups had lots of fun frolicking and carrying on, and we got lots of yard and sheep work done.

Only one still unshorn:

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That would be the little crazy bugger, of course!

Could have gotten him done while we had them all in for manicures and such today, but I was just too tired to give it a shot.
Some time later this week maybe 🙂

And, I’ve finally gotten focused on my next sweater project!
The Classic Oak Cardigan, by Alexandra Charlotte Dafoe

I picked the pattern out a while back, but was uncertain of what yarn I was going to spin for it- or more specifically, which fleece.
But sometime this week it dawned on me- the thing to do was to blend a couple/few fleeces from the substantial wool stash to get just the right effect!

So here’s what I’ve got:

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That’s Chone on the left, Jonasson Farms Border Leicester at the top, and Hidden Meadows CVM/suffolk cross at the bottom right.

And here they are all blended together:

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The photo is a little bit washed out, it’s a little bit warmer and nuttier than that. More like this:

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and this

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The swatch turned out a little big- the so I’ve got to adjust my spinning mode from worsted to DK weight, but then I should be right in the ballpark.

(Go Ms!)

5 Comments

    • sheepsclothing

      thanks Yvonne- Its going to involve a lot of carding,but I really like how it’s working out so far. The different wools all bring something different to the yarn. So how’d your fleece sale go? It was a great day for it!

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