Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Woolens

 A package of wool in the mail........
 opens to a delicious sheepish smell of unwashed wool!
 I put it right in to wash-this is only an 8 oz package so it fits on the stove.  It chases Bill out of the house but I like the smell!
 I laid it out to dry in my sewing room under the fan to dry as it was raining outside!
 The first two batts off the carder-such softness! (I am keeping the particulars of the fiber a secret until I have the project well under way-it will make sense later. ) I have a lot on my mind right now, the slow motions of working with the wool is very relaxing to me!
 I finished the mitts I was knitting-all the ends sewn in and ready to wear!  This one is a mystery wool-very soft so I think it was a lamb of a medium wool.
This is from some Merino I was gifted in the Spring.

7 comments:

  1. I bet the smell would be very strong but the carded results look well worth all the effort!

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  2. I'm with Dad on the smell of cooking wool! I'm glad you are enjoying the soothing rhythms of working with it, though.

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  3. funny, but I think most men (and kids) say the same about unwashed sheeps wool:) I still have 3 boxes to do here.....
    the wrist warmers look very cozy - the brown pair for crisp winter days and the "melon" coloured ones for those yucky grey days, where a bit of colour lifts your mood:)

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  4. Not fair!!! I wanna know!

    Okay, I can be patient, but it looks lovely!

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  5. Those sea-shell pink/melon "gloves" are beautiful!!

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  6. hehehe! I recognize that mitten pattern. Love that you are using it:)

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