Thursday, 2 April 2009


Woolfest in Cumbria will be holding another knitted Sheep Auction this year. Last year the knitted sheep raised over £1100 for Farm Africa. Top prices were paid for a pair of Ronaldsays, an Icelandic wearing an aran jumper and felted Herdwicks all the way from the USA. Pictured here is a handspun / hand knitted Jacob, which my mother bid for while I was running around being Bo-Peep and holding the lots up to the audience to see. 
You can be as inventive as you like, knitting the sheep but if you would like to follow a pattern, please download it at
Woolfest is on the weekend of 26th and 27th June 2009, but please send your sheep in a bit earlier so the Woolclip Ladies can arrange them into lots.



Louise has been making ears for a while now. This month, Louise explains her trial connection to the messages of the March Hare. 
"Spring has sprung and I am thinking of jumping around in a field like a March Hare. Many cultures believe that you could channel animal spirits to guide you through life and that each of us has an animal guide.  I am making lots of different animal ears to see if I can hear the guides, giving me messages. Nothing has happened yet, but it is early days.
Please come to Prick Your Finger, and try on the ears. They might help you make that important decision on whether to buy UK Alpacca, or Shetland!"
Louise's ears are made out of a felted wool jumper with wool and silk embroidery.