I’m expanding my horizons, sheepishly speaking. Up to this point, most of the sheep hair I’ve been spinning has come from Merino sheep. I love them. If I ever own sheep, I want Merino sheep. They could be the meanest creatures on earth, kicking and spitting to beat the band, but their fur is dreamy, so they’re top of the list.
Today I finished a non-Merino roving.
This is BFL (Blue Face Leicester…I had to look it up). It was really nice to spin…rougher than merino, but a great fiber. I noticed the biggest difference when I washed it, though. All wool smells manky when wet, but this was a new level of manky. The kids and I discussed it and agreed that it reminded us of petting zoo smell. Thankfully the smell went away once it was dry!