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