The yarn is here! Woohoo! A huge package came, completely stuffed with gorgeous skeins of yarn! Our yarn! From our lovely sheep!
There was much unpacking and loading of baskets and boxes, weighing of skeins and separating it out into piles. There may have been an almost instant winding of balls and grabbing of needles.
And swatches have been knit! I am loving knitting with the yarn, getting to know it, blocking it, seeing how it behaves and changes...so much to explore!
I am loving the grey in particular, it was so interesting to see what colour it would come out, mixing all these fleeces from different sheep together - a beautiful rich tweedy grey.
Swatching continues as I enjoy getting to know my sheep in a different way. I have only ever spun yarn from them by hand before and having mill spun yarn is a totally different thing for me!
Thank you amazing sheep!