Thursday, 12 February 2009

Scottish Blackface Sheep

I'm about to learn a lot about Scottish Blackface Sheep. You know how it is with connections since Ravelry came along, and one thing led to another and I along with a couple of other Ravelers, will shortly come into a quantity of Blackface Sheep fibre.

This is the real thing, raw, straight off the sheep's back so to speak. It was on offer, it was free. I thought about it and decided against asking for some at first but you know how it is. I caved and figured if I want to try it at all, now is as good a time as any. I and my Raveler buddies are going to take it and see what we can do with it.

Its great and I am really looking forward to it, except for one thing.

He said bring a truck.

What does a truck of fleece look like and should I be concerned?


Sandra said...

large and dirty, and yes, you should be concerned. And also happy to take on the challenge.

Anonymous said...

Do you remember watching Grandma or Aunty Lorraine carding (sp?) the wool? Me here, not knowing anything, would that be after it was already cleaned and well past the "truck" stage? :) I can't wait to hear your stories about the process and to see pictures. GD