I have to show off what I got for Christmas! My loving mother has done it again with a huge, heavy, lovely throw that she hand spun and knit from the fleece of Brianna:
The project used exactly one fleece (about 5-6 lbs of raw wool) from Brianna’s first (one-year old) fleece. The blanket weighs just under 4 lbs– the difference is the lanolin being washed out.
We purchased Brianna in 2007 as a ewe lamb from Rupperts Corriedales. She has one half New Zealand blood from the miracle of AI (artificial insemination). She is a smaller Corriedale (registered) with incredible wool. She also happens to be one of my friendlier ewes, always coming over for a possible handout of bread.
Brianna is mother of Colin and Colleen, and Evie; she is the grandmother of Duncan.
Brianna is my one sheep with bit of a sweat issue. Her raw wool turns a dark-yellowish, light-orangish color over the summer months as some reaction to her sweating. But as can be seen from the pictures, it all washes out to a beautiful, rich creamy color.