Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Wovember continues...

...and the woolly activities do too.

Thanks to team Wovember for publishing my story of spinning Jake's wool over on the Wovember site. Lots of great woolly articles up there for your perusal. It will likely take me 'til next Wovember to manage to read them all!

In other sheep-related news, the ladies have been carted off in our rather shoddy lets-pretend-its-an-animal-trailer-even-though-we-used-a-louvred-door-to-make-part-of-it affair. Thankfully, they arrived intact.
 They have gone to our awesome neighbours to visit Umber - a ram we have borrowed from another farm, who sadly is showing very little interest in them, despite much playing of romantic choonz...and tips for getting sheep in the mood?
 Csibi the goat has gone to visit Chuck the Buck...but that's another story, suffice to say all seems to be progressing smoothly on the goat romance.
 Not wool -related, but chickens have been found throughout my Dad's house. Nothing new there.
 As part of the Wovember WAL (Wool-a-long) I have dragged Scaredycat's fleece out and am spinning a range of greys from her wool. Mmmmm....squishy goodness. Going is slow to be honest with everything else that needs doing at the moment, but it's at least nice to do a bit and get some spinning mojo back.

Also not wool related, but bongos have been acquired, much to someone's gratitude. A classic Lidl purchase - I went in for olives and came out with bongos. Which reminds me of the Ballad of Lidl and Aldi - definitely worth a listen if you haven't come across it.

Felt fairies have been made in time for Christmas. I will be doing a stall at the Dock market in Carrick on Shannon, on the 15th and 16th of December, and there are some up in the Etsy shop too.

 And I managed to finally finish a hat for my amazing neighbour from her sheep's wool. All that was left to do was to block it (thats kind of like washing it for those of you not wool-wise) but somehow that took me forever. 

That's all the woolly news for now, more to come!

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