Monday, 7 November 2011

Tuesday's Tallies


Soay sheep


This week I wanted to get my Soay square done.  I had to wash the fleece as it was raw and a teeny bit smelly.  I've just discovered (through Ravelry) that rams can have really stinky fleeces. Thankfully, I think this one must have been a ewe's fleece.






When it was dry, I couldn't find my carding brushes (really dog brushes) and found that one flick carder didn't really cut the mustard. So that's going to have to wait.

BUT whilst looking for the carders, I found a previously spun Swaledale square, ready to label and add to the blanket. I also found some spun Suffolk, which is the wool I use for every other square, and for joining them all.

So here is the Swaledale, labelled and in place. 
And now the right way round. 

So my Tally is: 2 this week. One Suffolk square, and one Swaledale. 10 squares to go. 
Thankyou for all the lovely comments on my first post last week. 





16 comments:

  1. I can vouch for smelly rams, when we get all our rams together to give them their MOTs before being put in with the ladies, it is always a job where you get out of your clothes as you come back into the house.

    Your blanket is truly lovely!

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  2. I love this blanket. It's such a great idea and the blanket itself is beautiful.

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  3. suche a lovely natural looking blanket

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  4. Lovelly blanket, it is going to be so special when you are done!

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  5. can't waite to see you progress on this blanket, its going to be stunning.

    There is something so rewarding in washing a really dirty smelly fleece lol hope you find your carders xx

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  6. Love the squares, must be so satisfying that you are making this all by yourself

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  7. The blanket is going to be absolutely beautiful!

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  8. It's just beautiful. a lovely idea and a lovely blanket your very talented. xx

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  9. How convenient the square was just there waiting to be added! Im so impressed with you and this blanket... its going to be such an achievement!

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  10. I love your blanket especially that you are washing and carding your own fleece, that makes it so much more special.

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  11. Ooo a beginning to end project. I applaud you. It's going to be one toasty warm blanket.
    Kier x

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  12. Your blanket looks so beautifully natural and warm...lovely work :)x

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