I’ve started another colour progression batt from Into The Whirled called Queen of France. I started at the grey end and I’m working my way into the pinks.
As usual, spinning up this Falkland wool is a breeze. I am hoping to have the rest of the singles spun up this week. I’m going to chain ply again to keep the colours where they are. It’s fun simple spinning.
Today the kids & I had a visit to the Canadian Agriculture museum. They’ve got lots of different animals, including a whole bunch of fiber-bearing creatures. I managed to not blurt out something to the people calling the cute little alpacas “llamas”. If they can read then they’ll have figured it out by now.
We saw quite a few different breeds of sheep: Border Leicester, Rideau Arcott (locally developed!), Suffolk, Cheviot, Cotswold, Dorset, and Hampshire. And there are some little Angora Goats too.
I managed to get some shots of some day-old Rideau Arcott lambs. I had to hold my phone out over the bale of hay they were snuggled behind, but you get the idea. Little darlings.
And here’s Zoé with a Border Leicester she took a liking to:
And finally here’s an older Rideau Arcott lamb having lunch with its mom: