WE had a lovely day out yesterday at a local village annual event. One of the highlights for me is seeing a man called Dave shearing the small flock of mixed sheep he runs on the estate, in addition to his own on his own farm. I bought a couple of fleeces two years back, and was determined not to crumble and get another one. But I did...........LOL. No charge this year, he was happy to give it to me, nice man. I was able to choose which one I wanted, and chose a Romney X, and the sheep was sheared right in front of me. He did invite me to shear, but I declined, but now wish I'd had a go. I have shorn a sheep with hand shears many years, ago, taking so long that the sheep dozed off................... So, I have my very own custom-sheared fleece to process now; lovely wool, looking forward to doing it. Updates will appear here. The photo shows him in action ,shearing *my* fleece :)
....MrsL's knitting blog. "Figheade" is Gaelic for knitting.............I had one a while ago, of a similar name, but amalgamated it with my main blog. However, I think I do enough knitting to justify a separate blog, so here it is ! I'll be putting on spinning too, possibly crocheting, but it will mainly be the knitting - what I'm working on, finished things, knitting for others, my fledgling knitting business, knitting book reviews, good links, bad knitting things (yes, they DO exist LOL). Hopefully you'll enjoy what I'm doing and feel inspired to pick up some needles yourself.