Saturday, August 08, 2009

From Sheep to Sweater

Wool and Hair, originally uploaded by MrsMama.
Did you know that it took about a year for a woman to make a sweater in the 1800s? A child-sized sweater! And it took about 3 years to do an adult-sized sweater.

If I had to sew or make clothes for my family, I would be in big trouble. My mother tried to teach me to sew when I was younger and I didn't even have the patience to pin the pattern. I know several of you knit and sew and I admire you so much for your tenacity!

I did take this nice picture of some wool. That somebody cleaned and carded and spun and spooled. From the sheep that they raised and fed and shaved. I'm handy like that.

From Sheep to Sweater

And here's a modern-day superhero woman who actually did this.


7 D's said...

Ohh Yum!! That will be my next step, I want to learn to do this just for the fun of it. I do knit and enjoy it. And is true it take do a sweater. Nice picture girlie!

MrsMama said...

I know you knit - I've seen that adorable sweater you are making for Bob. That's one lucky pup. :)

Alisa said... a beginning knitter, this is a dream come true!