Nostalgic Wool video


Heads up!  If you like sheep, carding, spinning and old stuff, this video is a must!  The sheep are Shetlands in Scotland, a breed quite similar to Icelandics.   The year is 1932, and boy, have things changed!  After a rather amusing chase scene in the beginning of the film, as seemingly everyone in the neighborhood (Scottish croft) gets involved, they go on to “roo” the fleece off the animals and then process the wool.  The women are incredibly fast at carding and they make spinning look like a breeze!  And then…the piece de resistance…they knit a gorgeous Fair Isle patterned sweater!  I only wish the video was in color so we could see the colors of the sweater!

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