It's a snowy, blowy day in Saskatchewan! Everything is covered in fresh snow and snow continues to fall. The temperature is a balmy -4 celcius, so if it gets warmer we'll be able to make snow men or snow sheep!
Here's Cindy standing her ground! She stamped her foot and glared at us but we persisted and managed to move her over to the main herd of sheep for breeding season. She has been with her her late born ewe lamb "Ariel" and the other ewe lambs. Ariel is 5 months old now and no longer needs mama's care.
As you can see, Cindy is a large ewe, over 200 lbs. and has almost a full year of wool on her. When I slide my fingers deep into the fleece, it's about 5 inches long (and very warm down in there). No wonder she looks huge, she is! In fact, she's due for a haircut around the eyes so she can see better. Shearing will come later, probably March, before lambing season.
I'm knitting a shawl. The yarn and needles are large so it's a good way to learn to knit lace. This pattern is the "Salina Shawl" free from http://www.unicornbooks.com/
The yarn is hand spun, from a yarn swap last spring . It's working out perfectly for the shawl! This site hosts yarn swaps and it's a fun way to exchange yarn. You never know what you will get! http://www.desertgardenfarms.com/