Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Shearing Demo

Saturday while attending the Fiber Fair at Montpelier Station, we watched a gentleman shear a sheep. It was interesting. I don't remember if I have ever watched a shearing before, I don't think so. I know I have heard about it and talked with Ora about how Irv would shear. But I enjoyed watching someone actually shearing. It was a good interlude to shopping and keeping track of everyone.

I spent a bit of time spinning yesterday and continued working on socks. "A-b" and I also went to a couple of museums: the Udvar-Hazy and the National Firearms museum. "A-b" was ready to leave both museums way before I was. We started taking the free tour at the Udvar-Hazy and "A-b" only lasted about 15 minutes before he was complaining that he was hungry and he couldn't stand there any longer. I think I need to go back without children and take the tour again. Today is slated for the National Zoo, but then "A-b" and ES stayed up way too late and I don't know when we will get into the Zoo.

Happy knitting & spinning.


AlisonH said...

Are you coming to Stitches East too?

Aubrey said...

Wish we would have met a little sooner. I would have loved to let you try your hand at shearing.

LDSVenus said...

I've watched that on youtube, it is interesting, for the most part it looks like the sheep just let them, tho I imagine it's how they hold them. :) I meant to say from the entry below that the yarn you are spinning looks lovely. Do you do the navajo ply to get the colors even?