Yesterday I visited with Paulette Couch Brown at her farm Fiddlehead Hollow in Winterville, Ga. Paulette care takes sheep, alpacas, llamas, donkeys, chickens, ducks, cats, dogs and a squirrel or two. It was a beautiful day and we took a stroll through the pastures giving the sheep scratches as we went.
Most of the sheep are Icelandic, but Paulette is working on breeding some dairy sheep as well, hopefully this Spring she'll start making cheese. I can't wait!
The alpacas are so soft!
I decided to use her wool as part of my outfit, it will be knitted into a sweater, I'll start knitting first as I'm such a slow knitter and want it done by this Fall, not next Fall. I won't be dyeing this yarn as it's beautiful with the natural colors of the animals it came from, but, she has some yummy light gray that I may go back and get to over dye with indigo.
This yarn is a blend of Icelandic and alpaca, I can't wait to start knitting with it! I just have to find the perfect pattern!