Also made a visit today to my favorite place, The Spinning Loft. Beth had two lovely Shetland fleeces, a black/espresso-coloured one to match Llannie and a golden one we’ll blend with Switzer and Lacey’s fiber.
So tomorrow we venture out to Zeilinger Wool in Frankenmuth to drop off nearly 15 lbs (6 2/3 kg) of fiber to be made into roving.
You may recall that our Tyr and Thorn looked like this.
But today was sheep-shearing day. A very nice Australian fellow named Paul came out to toss the little Icelandic sheep upside-down and run buzzing electric shears over them. He clipped everything—cheeks, legs, bellies, even around their tails.
I had no idea they were so small under all that wool. Now they look like this: