Friday, May 24, 2013

Knitting across England day 2

Today I met another knitter as I was hiking the 16.5 miles today. She was also wearing her hand knit socks for her hiking socks, too.  We compared fiber contents of sock yarns and had a right jolly old time!

She told me about the Herdwick breed of sheep. We saw many of these as they are very suited to the climate. They do well in wet weather which is a good thing because the local town of Seatoller is known for having the highest rainfall in England. The lambs are black then they turn brown before finally turning gray. We saw so many of these cute lambs. When they saw us they would run to their mothers and want to nurse.  You should see those little tails wag when they are eating.

We walk right through the pastures. They are so picturesque with the rolling hills and stone walls

3 comments:

Diary Of A Mad Spindlemaker said...

Carolyn, it is popular belief that Beatrix Potter was one of the stalwart fans of Herwick sheep. I have read that without her diligence the breed would have died out. They were one of her farming passions! You are right in the midst of their historic range!

Diary Of A Mad Spindlemaker said...

Carolyn, it is popular belief that Beatrix Potter was one of the stalwart fans of Herwick sheep. I have read that without her diligence the breed would have died out. They were one of her farming passions! You are right in the midst of their historic range!

Diana said...

Amazing.. about the Herwick sheep.