This is a great description of the knitting show the other day from Norway. It was oddly addictive to watch and really was like you were just at a spinning group and/or knit night.
We interrupt our schedule of posts from Shepherds during the ‘Growing Wool’ phase of the WOVEMBER postings to reflect on recent events in the world of blade-shearing, handspinning & handknitting, and to bring you news of the momentous use of this fleece, grown on the back of a now famous Norwegian sheep!
Who else was up late on Friday watching Norway’s live broadcast of a team of spinners and knitters attempting to beat the World Record in the International Back to Back Wool Challenge? The idea behind the challenge is to shear a sheep and then spin and knit its fleece into a jumper, taking wool from the back of the sheep onto the back of a person. The shortest time in which this has been achieved is four hours, fifty one minutes and fourteen seconds, and this World Record is held by Australia. Last Friday, a marvelous…
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