I’ve got a new sheepy friend to introduce to you today. It’s a baa-rand new Hedwick Sheep kit.
The Herdwick has got to be my all time favourite sheep – I just love those cute little white faces. The sheep are native to the Lake District of Cumbria, so lucky you, if you live there and can see them everyday. I have to make do with pictures on Google Images.
The lambs are born black and, with age, the fleece changes from brown to grey. The fibre is quite coarse so not one for garments worn next to the skin, but such a pretty colour.
This Herdwick has a lacy grey fleece, knitted from Herdwick yarn of course and a typically grey body underneath. It will be in my etsy shop soon, when I have received my photo order from the printers. Here’s the sheep having her photo shoot before the snow! Smile please!
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