The lowdown on Prjónína
24. May 2011
Ragga writes: My sheep Prjónína (could translate as Knithilda) is known to knitters since she appears in both my DVDs. On the first one I show a picture of her but on the second one, Knit your own Lopapeysa, she appears in person and is shorn on film, though not to her delight. She really didn’t like any of it and didn’t hold back her contempt in action.
A couple of weeks ago she gave birth (is that the right term for sheep I wonder?) to two lovely lambs, a female and a male, and they were already out grazing the field. Farmer Helga María, a former Wipeout contestant, took us to see her on a six wheeler. What a fun ride! The wind was so strong it almost hurt and it was SO cold – but we loved the ride anyway. Prjónína let us kind of close to her but the dogs from the farm that followed us scared her a little bit. Like any normal mother she’s very protective of her lambs.
I really enjoy owning Prjónína. I get her wool and plan to knit something fabulous with it and the visitational rights are awesome for the whole family. It’s also a great way of supporting the farmers that work so hard and take such good care of the flock. Kindur.is is the website where you can adopt a sheep. Here are photos of the sheep on the farm Foss – the ones marked with Foss and a number are the ones available for adoption. The site is only in Icelandic at this point but you can contact the wonderful people behind it by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org