Back in June hubby and I went up to Cumbria for Woolfest 2010…
As you can tell there were a lot of raw fleeces…and I was very restrained and only bought one…a gorgeous grey/black/brown Texel fleece for the bargain price of £5.
This time I decided to knit some sheep for the Sheep Auction which raises money for Farm Africa..
As usual there were a lot of sheep for sale that generous knitters spent a lot of time knitting.
The auctioneer did a brilliant job as per usual and as you can tell there were a lot of people involved in setting up and running the auction.
My two little sheep in coats raised £10.
My scary sheep raised £5
And my favourite piece which I knitted was the Sheep Tote and raised a staggering £25.
At the end of the auction they raised a grand total of £800 for Farm Africa.
Once the auction was over hubby and I decided to go for a cup of tea and a sandwich and as you can tell we were both really happy with the outcome of the sale of my sheep.
Apart from the Texel fleece I bought some shetland roving, alpaca roving and alpaca/merino roving..
We both had a great time in Cumbria and you can see the rest of the pictures over at Flickr