Lanolips + Lamington

Yes, Lamington has acheived fame at last.

Well, his wool has.

Every year since we’ve had our pet sheep, Lamington, we’ve kept his wool in huge bags in order that we might create something from his wool one day. Some of it we managed to have spun by a lovely local lady, but for many months we could not find anyone who could knit!

I was on Twitter bemoaning the lack of knitters around these days, and lo and behold, my saviour came in the unlikely form of Kirsten, CEO of Lanolips! She offered to knit some of Lamington’s wool into a scarf! How on earth she fitted this in amongst all of her product launches – which found her in London one day and Hong Kong the next – I will never know. But somehow, with her help, Lamington’s wool has gone from this:

…to this:

…to this:

…to this:

How awesome is that? I have visions of Kirsten sitting in posh hotel rooms around the world knitting Lamington’s wool into a chic scarf, in between introducing people to the wonders of Lanolips 101 Ointment. He’s a very lucky sheep!

I can’t say that Lamington enjoys parting with his wool. He is usually fairly mopey for days afterwards:

[From left: Stompy, Woolamina, and mopey Lamington]

I even tried to offer Lamington his scarf on a cold day we had after shearing, but he was very wary:

And in terms of actually using the scarf, well, I can’t bring myself to wear it because it’s so special! It’s the first ‘Lamington product’ we’ve had, so whilst we’ve tried it on (and it feels amazingly soft), it spends its time here:

So that nothing can happen to it.

I can’t thank you enough for all the time you devoted to knitting this Kirsten. It will certainly be a most cherished item.

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54 Responses to Lanolips + Lamington

  1. Cally says:

    Just putting it out there, but this has to be the greatest beauty-yet-not-beauty related story I’ve ever read. Serious props for the name ‘Lamington’. Awesome.

  2. Dempeaux says:

    @Cally Awww thankyou so much! What a compliment! Lamington will get a big head ;)

  3. Lamington and Lanolips, what a perfect combination – how adorable that she knitted the scarf! The photo of Lamington staring at his wooly scarf is so cute. Such a cute story…

    http://www.styleonthecouch.com

  4. Dempeaux says:

    @StyleOnTheCouch Yes, I’m so thankful for Kirsten’s time!

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