There is an agistment paddock next to our bush block. The most recent arrivals have been a flock of sheep. When I saw her I thought, "My word you are a shaggy sheep". I have since found out that some sheep breeds are self shedding so they don't need shearing. My guess is that this is one of those. But this has me wondering, "Why would they shed fleece at the start of winter when we are all putting on our woolly jumpers?"
That then had me thinking about woolly jumpers. I have knitted 10 or more jumpers for myself and hubby over the years but I don't do it anymore. The upfront cost of buying all the wool for a jumper is high and I have a habit of getting fed up with the job and throwing it aside for a couple of years before it gets finished. It is cheaper and easier to just go buy something from the shop though I do miss the mesmerising relaxation of knitting.
Have you knitted jumpers? Do you still do so?