Monday, April 28, 2014

A to Z Challenge: X is for Xinjiang Fine Wool

This year, I'm participating in the insane awesome A to Z blogging challenge, which entails posting EVERY SINGLE DAY during the month of April, except for Sundays. Each day's theme corresponds to a different day of the alphabet: 26 days, 26 posts. I'll be blogging each day this month on some aspect of my current work in progress (WIP).

X is for Xinjiang Fine Wool

Yes, I have a perfect 'X' for today! So, Xinjiang Fine Wool are a breed of sheep. And sheep appear in not one, but TWO of the lifetimes in my work in progress, in VIWs (Very Important Ways)! TOTAL connection, right?! I feel super lucky, 'cause X might be a really tough day for people, but I'm all set with my awesome sheep!

I mean, Xinjiang Fine Wool Sheep are from China, and yeah, OK, of my two shepherds, Damon is Greek and Taylor is Australian, but still, another lifetime in this book takes place in Tibet, and Tashi's family probably has sheep, and Tibet's, like, SO close to China!

Right???

OK. I know.

I give up.

I admit it, I'm seriously reaching for a topic today, but... Well, no 'but'. I'm just reaching. I really did try to find an appropriate 'X' for today, but this was the best I could do. I wish I could tell you that tomorrow and Wednesday will be back to normal, but, um, considering that the letters are 'Y' and 'Z', they kind of won't.

But while I'm pretending that Xinjiang Fine Wool sheep have anything at all to do with my novel, I should at least give you a picture of them, right?

Here you go:

Image courtesy of http://www.sheep101.info/Images/Breeds/Xmerino1.jpg

Cute, aren't they? Now I'll have to make sure that Taylor, at least, has some sheep that are part Xinjiang Fine Wool...

24 comments:

  1. Haha! This is awesome! "X" has always been the toughest letter in the Challenge. I think you handled it quite well. And the sheep are adorable :)

    Cheers,
    Jen

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  2. Great job finding an X! That sheep looks like he needs a bath, but it's just because we're all used to seeing white sheep, I guess!

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  3. Yeah, I agree...Tasha's family probably has sheep. :-)
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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  4. LOL. Here's to cheating and the joy that comes with it! *high five* (I'm totally down with the sheep.)

    True Heroes from A to Z

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  5. Awww cute sheeps! (Yeup, sheeps. Because it is so fun to say. Try it. Sheeps. LoL) Even if you had to stretch for your X word, you got one, so I think that's a victory :)

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  6. This is a great X topic! Love the sheep. :)

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  7. You found a great X and love the name of the sheep and you can even place that in your novel:) We all struggled with this letter so I am enjoying what people have done

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  8. Hey, you did great! Many people cheated like me =P

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  9. You had me going there at first. I was like, "Well, the boy in Greece is a shepherd, but how's that with the Chinese sheep?" For my X post, I made up an airline name. ::shrug::

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  10. Ewe know, that's a pretty fine X!

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  11. Brava on finding an X that kinda sorta goes with your theme, hee.

    My goodness that's a magnificent-looking sheep.

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  12. Sounds like a good connection to me! :)

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  13. Look at that sheep. It's so cute. If Tashi's family doesn't have them, you can write it in!

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  14. OMG so cute! I'm a farmgirl at heart, so if it looks like it belongs on a farm, I love it :D

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  15. Bless that poor sheep! I never knew there was a sheep with such a strange name.
    Liz, I've seen you around, and was certain I was following you, but now I am - this way I'll no longer be confused.
    It's great to see that you're still here with only two to go.

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  16. Sheep come in kinds of varieties. Nearly every continent has a few breeds. I think you found the one with the strangest name.

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  17. I'm calling it a mostly win. I saw the name and thought, "Ooh, we're heading back to Tibet!" So, a little disappointed, but fuzzy sheep picture! I'm totally distracted by the fuzziness. So it worked!!

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  18. What a lovely sheep! ~~~ This zombie lover has got Z down, but no clue as to what my Y will be. LOL!

    Precious Monsters

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  19. I wonder if that kind of wool would be available in any of the nearby craft or yarn shops, or the ones in the Berkshires just over the border.

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  20. I LOVE your topic. I'll bet you're the only one with this X. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog today. I'm so glad I've gotten to know you during the A to Z.

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  21. I don't like their smell, but I love sheep.

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