Thursday, June 11, 2009

wool education

According to wool expert Clara Parkes, more than 200 distinct sheep breeds exist today, each with their own traits and their own stories. In The Knitter’s Book of Wool, Clara translates the vast world of sheep and their wool into the language and context of knitting.

I know very little about any of those 200 varieties of sheep. And now that I am getting into spinning more and more it seems that it kind of matters...I guess I need to get this book.

The publishers have a quiz you can take and find out which ewe you are...I am a Rambouillet. A fine wool. Pretty nice huh? I think it is a sort of sexy sheep.

I can't figure out how to link the picture of my Rambouillet with the quiz page so you can go to Warmth in the North (a blogger with substantially better blogging skills than me) and click on her medium wool Finn and take the quiz if you so desire.

1 comment:

marycatharine said...

I couldn't get it to link at first (it's not a very good button) so I ended up macgyver-ing my own :) I really can't wait for this book, reference books are my favorite type of reading.