Cassandra & le modificateur assombrissant Introducing Cassandra, a beautiful little black ewe. She is 87.5% St. Symphorien and 12.5% Vaillant. Je vous présente Cassandra, une jolie petite brebis noire. Elle est 87,5% St. Symphorien et 12,5% Vaillant. Cassandra née...
Variation de la couleur de la toison rusty midsides It must be said that the rusty midsides Ouessant sheep is exceptional from every point of view! First, the rusty midsides gene or allele is exclusive to Ouessant sheep. In other words, this gene or allele only...
Il assombrit tout … As we’ve already seen, the darkening modifier produces a very real visual difference in both black and white Ouessant sheep. But it doesn’t stop there ! The presence of the darkening modifier also impacts pattern display of the intermediate...
Les taches et les bavures A few weeks ago I discussed the subject of intense black Ouessant sheep and how they are visibly different from brownish black Ouessant sheep. In this article I also suggested that this difference was due to a modifier that intensified the...
Le Plus Noir des Noirs ! Even though many other fleece colors exist in Ouessant sheep, such as white, brown, rusty midsides, and ouessant swiss, it is often said that Ouessant sheep are a breed of black sheep. To a certain degree this is true as the vast majority of...
Ça explique tout ! Without a doubt, you’ve noticed that the Spinning Shepherd hasn’t written anything for her blog for a few months now. It’s not because I didn’t want to, rather it’s because I really didn’t have any free time! Now it’s time to let you in on what I...
“Quand on veut un mouton, c’est la preuve qu’on existe.”
Hello ! My name is Diane and I live in Normandy (France).
I'm an avid spinner and knitter, and the proud owner of a small flock of Ouessant sheep.
Come and join me as I share my hand spun yarns, woolly tales and sheepish musings !
Bonjour ! Je m’appelle Diane et j’habite en Basse Normandie.
Je suis une passionnée du filage et du tricot, et l’heureuse gardienne d’un petit troupeau de moutons d’Ouessant.
Venez me rejoindre pendant que je tisse au fil des jours les brins de laine et les anecdotes !
Just getting started on these lovely slippers.
The «Little Farm Strikketøfler» is designed by Patricia at @p4chen for the Knitography Farm Holiday Charity MAL.
I'm using Gammelserie in Natural and Copper Red.
So far so good!
As always, I’m looking for ways to not only use my woven bands but also to use my loom waste.
I’ve just finished wet felting 4 pairs of mittens, all with Ouessant wool: 3 are trimmed with woven bands, a bit of snørd, and mini-pompoms; the 4th pair of mittens are decorated with cut up bits of loom waste that has been felted into the mittens and multi-colored pompoms.
I’m quite pleased with the results.
These should make some lovely Christmas presents.