Sunday, 8 July 2012

Tour de Fleece - Day 9

The weather outside is miserable, so I haven't felt the slightest guilt for being sat inside spinning today! I have finished spinning all the yarns for my Sheep Heid hat! Firstly the white and Moorit Shetland that I started yesterday.

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The last two fibres were North Ronaldsay - grey and brown. They were fun to spin, very easy to draft.

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So here are my nine little skeins of yarn, all spun! I have to soak them all and will probably do that later today. I need to make sure I can identify them - as you can see from the photo below, they are quite similar (although they feel different!)

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Starting with the white Shetland at 11 o'clock and going anticlockwise, we then have black Shetland, grey Shetland, Moorit Sheltland, brown BFL, oatmeal BFL, grey North Ronaldsay, brown North Ronaldsay and grey Jacob. I'm really excited about this spinning and can't wait to start knitting the hat now.

In the meantime, here's a sheepy fact for you. The North Ronaldsay sheep live on the island of North Ronaldsay, the most northerly of the Orkney Isles. They live on the beach and eat seaweed for several months of the year.

I'm off to stash dive for something colourful to spin tomorrow. Pop back then to see what I've chosen! xxx


Kelly said...

What cute little skeins! Can't wait to see the hat.

Zaz said...

love this, i have seen another raveler do this but they dyed one same fleece the different colors.

Lynne said...

Ooo! These look lovely! I shall look forward to seeing the finished Sheep Heid. :)

Anonymous said...

what a sweet little lineup of mini skeins!