Woolly Tales & Yarns from a Spinner's Flock of Ouessant Sheep
§ Une chronique de fil en aiguille d’une fileuse et son troupeau de moutons d’ouessant
July 12, 2008
Introducing . . . .
. . . . my two new girls : Praline and Nougatine!
Praline & Nougatine : Oh dear!! Aren't we hungry!
Both of these little brown (noisette) ewes are 16 months old & were shorn in May so the fleeces are still quite short.
Praline & Nougatine : Side by side ... and still eating!
Praline, the smaller of the two, is 40 cm at the shoulders. She has a wonderful light taupe/brown fleece that sparkles with silver. We're thinking that she might just carry modified colors which lightens the "normal" color of a fleece. Here's a close-up of her fleece. Note that even though she was recently shorn her fleece is already quite sun-bleached.
Praline's Fleece : Hard to tell from photo but it really does sparkle with silver!
Nougatine is a bit bigger than Praline, measuring in at 43 cm at the shoulders. Her fleece is a darker, "flater" color. Here's a close-up of her fleece.
Nougatine's fleece : "flat" medium/dark brown
These photos really don't show the difference in their fleeces very well, but they are notably different : even my husband could see it! I just love them!! They are so beautiful to watch! And I can't wait to spin these fleeces next year!
" Quand on veut un mouton, c'est la preuve qu'on existe. "
Le Petit Prince -- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Hello! My name is Diane and I live in Normandy (France). I'm an avid spinner and knitter, and the proud owner of a small flock of ouessant sheep. Come and join me as I share my hand spun yarns, woolly tales and sheepish musings!
Bonjour! Je m’appelle Diane et j’habite en Basse Normandie. Je suis une passionnée du filage et du tricot, et l’heureuse gardienne d’un petit troupeau de moutons d’ouessant. Venez me rejoindre pendant que je tisse au fil des jours les brins de laine et les anecdotes!