I have been busy with this rug. I do love the way its coming out. Its heavy and will be a perfect rug to step out of bed on a cold wintry morning. I know I will make another one and already have plans to send Elliott’s wool from 2012 and the fleece from 2013 out to be done into roving. This is using up a good amount of yarn!!!
Wool and Yarn
I have been raising sheep for many years and its hard for me to throw any of the wool away.
Somehow when you wait a whole year for a fleece you want to use it all. Some on my friends tease me for keeping the neck wool which can be long and scratchy. The only parts that I do throw in a mulch pile are the parts with manure on them. And this year I learned something from a blog which I follow: http://www.permaculturecottage.wordpress.com . Colette told me that she puts that part of a fleece around her apple trees and she has wonderful apples. I am getting 2 antique apple trees this year and that part of the fleece will be put around them.
The reddish – orange neck wool which I showed you on my blog a couple of days ago is now spun. It will work so well in this rug. A lot of the wool used would have been thrown away. There are good uses for all scratchy wool.
Bailing Twine Rug.
I have worked on it some. I find that because the twine is used it frays a lot and is somewhat hard to manage. I think new bailing twine would go a lot faster. I plan to make a cotton rug next out of old cut up clothing. I hope to work on the twine rug everyday, and hope that it will be finished by the weekend.
I can’t make up my mind if I want a really tight weave or not so I plan to do a few more rows to see how it looks.
Shorty always has a blissful look on his face.
This morning he was hoping that the pellet stove would magically come on. It did not. I usually get it going around noontime and the wood stove sometime in the afternoon. Its a lot of work keeping up with the both stoves but surely makes the house a lot warmer
I hope you have a wonderful day and many thanks for reading my blog. Carole