I have finished my first project. A "sheep to shawl" is a work of fiber that is handmade from sheep's wool. In this case, it was from our ewe, Ziggy.
Of course, we had to have a special photo shoot in honor of the occasion!
Remember this fleece?
So crimpy and soft and straight off Ziggy.
I skirted it,
& then crocheted it,
to make this gray and white messenger bag.
I ordered a button made from a Jacob ram's horn from Kenliegh's Acres.
Ziggy didn't know her fleece could be made into something so useful.
She thinks she needs a small bag to carry animal crackers in! Guess I will have to work on that.
And now I am on to making something else,
a coordinating item for the bag.
For this I decided it would be fun to spin roving that has been processed at a fiber mill.
I bought 8 oz of beautiful medium gray from Meridian Jacobs. Just look at the size of that ball! I will spin and crochet this and trim out my next project with the remaining varigated yarn from Zigs.
This much roving should keep me busy during the Tour.
What? You don't know about the Tour De Fleece?
While the best cyclists in the world are spinning their wheels around France, 5,500+ handspinners from around the world are spinning their wheels too. It's a online event on Ravelry.com It keeps us motivated to reach our spinning goals. My goal this year it to spin this roving and complete my project. See you at the finish line! I'll be the one in the gray hat with the matching bag. ;)