CA Red for Laura
Laura asked if I had any experience with CA Red sheep or wool, and while I have some friends down the road who run this ranch I hadn't actually spun up the small sample of wool I had.
The Sheep (From Shear Perfection Ranch down the road):
Funny, I was actually at that ranch this morning on the way to work and watched a sheep get sheared....
So, I pulled out the roving over the weekend and spun it for Laura to see! This roving is not from Lyn and Jerry's CA Red flock, but from Moab, I bought it at the Farmington Fiber Festival last fall.
You can see that the sheep are red-faced, and red-legged, but overall a nice creamy color. Then, up close, the wool has darker cinnamon colored hairs in with the wool.
Not really red, but a nice pleasing creamy color with reddish hairs. Soft? About as soft as a coarse Shetland, a medium wool. Of course, this is just my sample, I'm sure there are softer samples, redder samples.
And....Thank you String!
These came a while ago, but I'm bad at putting up pics sometimes. Socks! For me! And for a little one. The little green ones I put away for now, but one day....