Just back from delivering our old bed to the recycling depot, it went into an enormous machine that presumably gobbled it up. Took the bed apart yesterday and then constructed the new one when it arrived which took up some time. But though hardly a help for when we move, throwing things away is a first start. We have a 'rag and bone' man come down the road every week, not with a horse and cart but an old van from which he rings a bell, last week he took a large generator. Today our friend in Cornwall went to see a cottage for us, small, damp and cold is his verdict, so that one is off the list. It was pretty though from the outside, opposite the church, and had been the post office for the village.
|Oatmeal Blue Faced Leicester, with tussah silk|
Soft and silky this blue-faced leicester fibre is a joy to spin, more expensive than Merino, which though soft is not as lustrous. Why oatmeal? well it will make a subdued background for fair isle work. The silk tussah fibre dyes beautifully but stranded with other wools will always be darker than the wool.... It is not really blue-faced, it comes from the mixture of white and black hairs on the face, and it is used as a 'mule' sheep which I believe means it his bred with other types for meat etc....