Nancy and Coco are both Icelandic sheep from Fox Mountain, just north of Williams Lake. Long-time blog readers may remember Nancy from an earlier post with her rich, very dark brown fleece. The pattern I wove is a series of large and small diamonds from one end to the other.
|SH232 | Nancy 2 | 100% wool | 180 cm x 143 cm (71" x 56")|
Coco's fleece is what I call butterscotch pudding, which is a warm, creamy brown that blends well with the black, greys and white in my first blanket with her handspun wool.
|SH233 | Coco 1 | 100% wool | 180 cm x 135 cm (71" x 53")|
|SH 233 | Coco 1 | Detail|
And Carmen is from Tyee Lake, a little further north of town. I believe she has some Friesian blood but I can't recall the details. What I do remember is her incredibly long and silky fleece. After some quick carding of the raw fleece, it was a dream to spin. This is another very beautiful blanket.
|SH234 | Carmen 1 | 100% wool | 178 cm x 127 cm (70" x 50")|
|SH234 | Carmen 1 | Detail|