Here's a shot of it blocking in my yarn room. Once it's dry, I'll be sure to take an "action" shot of me lounging around the house in my pretty new shawl! The pattern is from Coastal Knits, which my husband got me for Christmas, and I used two skeins of Malabrigo Sock in Chocolate Amargo.
|Image from AmericanRomney.org|
Each time I spin a new fiber, I'll be doing a bit of research to learn more about it. Here are some fun Romney facts from Clara Parkes' Book of Wool, RomneySheepUK.com and AmericanRomney.org:
The Romney sheep is an adaptable breed that dates back to the 13th century in southeastern England (more specifically, a marshy area of Kent called - wait for it! - the Romney marsh). This hardy longwool required minimal attention, as the sheep are very independent and have very little interest in straying. They used to be referred to as Kent sheep, but once the breed began to spread, they were dubbed Romney. They are now raised in other parts of the world such as the Falkland Islands, New Zealand and parts of North America. Additionally, Romney sheep have been used to build such breeds as the California Variegated Mutant (CVM), Perendale, Romeldale and Coopworth.
I'm also really excited because earlier this week, I snapped up a book I've been eyeing for quite some time - I just happened across it when cruising the latest Craftsy Deals. There are so many adorable projects in Amigurumi On The Go, many of which I want to make for myself! It will also come in handy since so many of my friends are having babies this year....I simply couldn't resist. I'll be sure to post a review once I receive my copy!
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Have a crafty weekend!