dinsdag 31 juli 2012
Look what i got
I recieved this gorgeous handspun wool from my aunt and uncle
when they returned from a vacation they spent on the isle of Texel.
I can already see a pair of socks in the future !
The wool comes from special sheep called Texel (Texeler).
The Texel is a heavily muscled sheep. The wool is around
32 micrometres and is mostly used for hosiery yarns and
knitting wools. The Texel is now one of the most common
breeds in the Netherlands, making up seventy percent of
the national flock.
We too once spent a short vacation on Texel and made a
long walk through an area called Slufter. A beautiful and
rough part of Texel where you can enjoy nature at its best.