A Woolly Adventure
In March 2016 we acquired 3 Wool-Sheep. I have always been fascinated by wool and its possibilities.
Biddy & Gabby
1/2 Tunis 1/2 Navajo Churro
1/4 Navajo Churro 1/4 Friesian
1/8 Friesian 1/4 Blue Faced Leicester
1/8 Blue Faced Leicester
Here are some pictures of this adventure.
Before and ...
Washing the Wool
With hot water (120 F°) and Dawn dish soap
Getting the water out on the spin cycle
Laying it out to dry
Carding the fiber
Pulling off roving
Spinning The wool
Link to video:
Plying the wool
Winding a skein
Knitting a scarf
This took about one month in-between doing other things.
I have watched lots of YouTube videos and did some research online.
I don't think I will ever be an expert in this, but it is indeed a very rewarding hobby.