No don't get excited... no lambs until April here on the farm. We thought we would start a series of posts sharing some of the wonderful fiber art that our customers produce from our fleeces.
And of course, it all starts with the sheep; in this case, with little Miss 1133 (above right); out of Athena and Poseidon. Following a summer of loving care and a whole lot of growing, she was sheared in the fall. The locks of her fleece were 5 inches long and it weighed a whopping 3 lbs 5 ozs after skirting. A very nice size for a lambs' fleece. We sold it on Etsy to Knox Farm Fiber. (This is the second fleece purchased from us. We love our repeat customers!)
And here is the lovely yarn that Judith produced from little Miss 1133's fleece - washing, dyeing, picking, carding and spinning. Judith describes herself as a yarn-maker, and indeed she makes beautiful yarn. You can read more about Knox Farm Fiber here. And more about her handspun bulky yarn here.
It is such a joy to see the beautiful things that our wonderful fiber artist customers craft from our wool! We thought you might enjoy it too.