Castlemilk Moorit Handspun
From the raw, washed locks:
(Remember to click on these small pics if you want to see big pics...)
To handcombed locks:
To a handspun 2-ply yarn:
Part of the British Rare Breeds wool pack that Kristen and I shared, my first one of the 13...
Castlemilk Moorit sheep are indeed a rare breed. "The Castlemilk Moorit is a short-tailed primitive breed, created from the Soay, Manx, Shetland and probably wild Mouflon, and kept entirely for its ornamental appearance." For Sheep breed info, go Here.
The yarn and the fleece is lovely. The creamy tipped brown locks spun into a yarn with light heathery, tweedy patches. Nice hand too, similar to Shetland, though not double coated. I'd definitely look into getting more of this!
Started with 50 g of washed fleece. Hand combed each lock to retain the tip color in the locks.
35.4g/1.25 oz of 2-plied yarn.
125 m/137 yds.
Oh yeah, the contest! What was that mystery fiber? Some of you got pretty close....it is in fact fiber undigested and passed through a horse! Horse poop. Hee. A little Friday the 13th fun! I actually threw everyone into the drawing. Cause apparently my contests are too hard for everyone to guess....and the winner is.....Pam!