Lambs, lambs everywhere!

9 03 2009

We took the kids to the Reaseheath College Lambing event yesterday. I really didn’t know what to expect but was surprised, it was an amazing day. There where around 244 lambs expected this weekend, as we arrived in the barn, 3 had just been born and where just amazing, all stumbling and cute!

It was so well organised and the sheep looked well cared for and the staff where very attentive, I even got to hold a couple of lambs, who where just amazing!

Lambs!

I did ask about the fleece as it seemed incredibly soft, the sheep where a cross-breed (names of which I can’t remember in my cold fogged memory but they weren’t breeds I was familiar with). They are sheered in May and the fleeces are sent to a mill in Wales where they are made into carpet or insulation, the farmer said they weren’t fine enough for knitting, even so they are beautiful and it was really lovely to see the beginning of the life of theΒ  fibres that I use everyday πŸ˜€

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Friends of P Afghan Square Swap (FoPass)

5 03 2009

I joined in on the “Friends of P” Afghan square swap over on the Friends of P group on Ravelry. The rules are simple, you sign up for 3 months (Feb, March & April) to send a 12″x12″ afghan square to a friendΒ  and receive one from somebody else (it is anonymous so you don’t know who is knitting for you, until you receive it). You also knit a square for yourself each month so if you participated for the full 12 month duration you would have a 24 square afghan at the end πŸ˜€

Well I received my first square this morning and all I can say is WOW. It was from Stacey and it is beautiful. I specified that the colours I would like would be teal, purple or blues and she hit it bang on the head with an amazing square knit in Dream in Color Classy – Deep Sea Flower. If I could have chosen a yarn myself I don’t think I could have picked a more perfect colour for me πŸ˜€

FoPass Square

But that wasn’t all, as well as the amazing square she truly spoiled me and sent me an unbelievable box of goodies πŸ˜€

There was a “cheep” project pouch, a Piddleloop Valentines notions pouch, cute knitting girl socks, a heart tape measure, a StixFix which is an amazing little set of beeswax and cloths to rejuvenate bamboo/wooden needles and some Knitters Hand which is a solid hand moisturiser which smells so nice and leaves your hands so soft πŸ˜€

All I can say is Thank you πŸ˜€