Friday, March 2, 2012

Wool Washing

Improvised skeiner

wool ready for scouring

close up

red dirt  not good soil for cropping and sheep need about an acre each

all washed and ready to roll into balls. It is about 5.5 oz in all.
I'm going to knit a shawl .

I have been embracing the sorting and

NO I did not give all the treasures in those crates to the op-shop. Most of it went into space bags. You sure can store a lot more in a space bag than in a crate.

FOUND some more dark brown wool.   Spun washed ready  to add to the shawl project.

The first open house for the sale of our house is tomorrow. I'm off to scrub and dust.

Have a good weekend. Treat yourself.  Terry


Rachaeldaisy said...

What a great bit of productive creativity. A knitted shawl will look lovely in those yarns. I like the way you keep finding more skeins as you sort through your treasures. Good luck with the open house tommorow.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Lovely yarn there Terry...I love handspun wool...All the best for tomorrow...

Miss 376 said...

There's some beautiful colours in that yarn, it will be a beautiful shawl

kaiteM said...

good luck for the open house today, hope the rain stays away for you.

Ulla said...

Beautiful yarns! Water worked wonders with the colours.

Daniëlle said...

Hope your open house went well?! Space bags ... little miracle workers!! Hugs, Daniëlle