Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Natural Wool

Once this wool is dry and rolled into balls, I can start crocheting. I'm not certain I have enough natural ('natural' as in undyed) to complete the blanket, but if not, I'll just spin some more! The sheep in the background are neatly picturesque, but are not the source of the wool. They're Dorper sheep grown for meat.


  1. Hey, I just posted something about a sheep station !
    Of all the steps from spinning to actually crocheting, which step or phase is your favourite ?

    1. Mmm. I can say that I don't really like cleaning wool, but I've skipped that bit by buying wool already washed and carded. I like all the other parts of the process. I love being able to do the whole thing from scratch, decide on the thickness of the yarn, the colours etc etc.

  2. A natural colour will bring out the flowers colours even more. Looking forward to seeing your progress with the blanket

  3. What sheep breed is being used for wool production in your area? We have Finland's own race, finnsheep for wool. (Dorper is very rare in our country)

  4. Merino is the main wool sheep in South Africa I think, though there are other breeds too like Isle de France.

  5. What a lovely setting to dry your wool!