Don't you just love it when you clean up around your computer and you come across long lost treasures? Look what I found yesterday ... some photos that my friend Cliff took of O330 while she was being shorn!
First Elaine put down a nice clean white sheet, then had to wrangle 0330 to the ground so she could get her comfortable and not stress her out. You may remember here, where I mentioned that she was pregnant and needed a hair cut to keep her comfortable during the last months and to get her ready to give birth.
She started with the back legs, then worked her way up to the under belly and then she tackled the front legs. Next she moved up onto her trunk, then flipped her and sheared the other side. Elaine was such a pro that when she was finished, 0330's fleece was still in the shape of a sheep!
Looking closer at this photo, I think 0330 had fallen asleep at this point.
Look at that sweet face. I want to kiss those lips and thank her for her beautiful fleece and all the hours of fun I am having dyeing and spinning her wool.
And look at the lanolin near her neck. While I was sorting her fleece, my hands were so soft and waterproof.
Check out this latest batch ... I misread the label on the acid dye. I thought it said light aqua, it actually read bright aqua ...
I think I'll ply it with a white to get that bakers twine look!
Stay tuned ... My adventure continues!