Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Not more fleece pictures...

Yes. it is. Sorry, I'm starting to become a fiber junkie.

Her wool is more cream colored - but this picture looks like it's bright white.. must have been the way the sun was shining.

So the shearing has begun... Has anyone seen Lambie? There's not much left of her after all this came off! (I'd show a picture of her if I had only finished shearing her - lol) Being 7-1/2 months pregnant, (at least that's the excuse i'll use) I couldn't reach her back side and didn't get under her belly! (oh what will we do?) Anyways, it's the wrong way to go about shearing... I'll finish shearing her tomorrow. hey- don't most people shear in 3 minutes or something? (youtube -search 'speed shearing' .. seems like the record is 18 or 28 seconds! It's amazing and a 'must see for slow do-it-yourself shearers like myself)
a lambie lock. I'll try to get a post together this week on spinning icelandic from the lock. (thanks Deb for the suggestion!)
Hope everyone is having a great week!


  1. I wish we lived closer. You could teach us to shear and we could shear your sheep for the lesson. I love the old barter system.

  2. Hey Kelly,
    Not sure that I would be showing you the right way to shear! Shearing is still just a bit intimidating to me with the electric shears - but I do like the concept of it. (minutes compared to hours with the hand shears) If you are learning to shear, I would recommend the video by Doug Rathke I think it is - it's very helpful. There's also a link - that is great for shearing instructions (a reference that I take to the barn with me still when I'm using the electric shears! (Figure 4.2 for the 'crossbred sheep' is the illustrations I use) Good luck with the shearing! Are you going to shear this fall?