Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Do Sheep Felt?

This weekend we went to Ojai (near Santa Barbara) for Horsey Girl to compete in a show. It is a beautiful place that looks sort of like Arizona with lots of rocks and scrub. It is very artsy and set in a serene valley. It is also the location of some of the Sunkist orchards so we also saw beautiful orchards full of citrus crops. The weather was gorgeous and a good time was had by all. On the way home however it began to rain and we noticed a field full of sheep so I wondered - why don't sheep felt in the wild? Would they felt if you agitated them after a tropical storm? I wonder.

Other than watch horse shows and wonder about felted sheep, we wandered the town when what to my wondering eyes should appear but a beautiful historic house filled with yarn and good cheer. We happened upon this adorable yarn store that had not only knitting supplies but scrapbooking and beading goodies as well. Even though I have been trying not to buy any yarn until Stitches I was forced to pick up a few of their gorgeous yarns. The two multi-colored yarns will become baby hats and I have some plans for the bronze yarn that you'll have to check back to see.


monica said...

Beautiful yarn and beautiful pictures as always.

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hakucho said...

That's a very good question you've been pondering :)

Love all your new yarn!

Janice said...

Hmmm. I think sheep would felt if it rained hot enough. But something one should surely ponder!! :-) Love your new yarns. What a fun find, that yarn store!

km said...

I think maybe they do...a bit. A sheep's wooly coat is a bit nappy. But all that come out in the cleaning and carding...etc. What are those multi-colored yarns? I love the pink and green.

renaissancewednesday said...

Ooh, that bronze yarn is gorgeous. Lovely photos, too!