De la Toison au Tricot n° 74 : Laver le mérinos et le mohair Following a number of requests from readers, I thought I would show you how I wash both merino and mohair. My method is a variation of that used by Margaret Stove. For those of you who really want to master...
De la Toison au Tricot n° 69 : Ménager la chèvre et la chou ! Everyone knows that my Ouessant sheep are my little darlings ! I’ll admit it, it’s true. As for the beautiful Nadjà, my little mohair goat, it’s not at all her fault ! Tout le monde le...
La Nouvelle Pensionnaire ! Introducing Nadja! A beautiful little angora goat who is only 4 months old. She is as gentle as a lamb, rather shy, and quite dainty. She is in charge of eating the stinging nettle and other weeds that the sheep don’t like. And if that...
“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.