One Year One Outfit 2016 - Part One - Georgia Grown Wool Yarn

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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.

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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!