Ani has her freshly dyed rovings hanging up to dry. It's the magpie effect, I think she calls it. I start pawing through the many color combinations and feel compelled to pick a favorite. You know how it is...someone else's toys always look to be more fun than our own.
This past week, it was some Rambouillet roving that caught my attention. Also known as French Merino, this is an old breed that was begun around 1786, when Louis XVI bought some Merino sheep from his cousin, King Charles III of Spain, and bred them with his own selection of English long wool sheep. I've never been wild about spinning Merino wool but am loving this stuff. It is light and soft and draws like magic. I'm spinning it for some two ply lace weight yarn, with no specific project in mind...just that I like to spin finer yarns when I have time.
Sorry, Robyn. I thought of you when I did it, really I did.