I've been up in the Northwest and having fun looking at the animals, yarn, and fleece at the Oregon Flock and Fiber Show! The last time I went, I got totally overwhelmed ... there was so much to take in. This time, I focused on a couple of types of goats and sheep!
I spun up some pygora roving last spring and couldn't believe how soft it was - so they were one of my first stops. They're darling little goats ....
.... that are very friendly and curious!
I bought quite a bit of off white roving from Mirabelle the pygora goat from Peppermint Pastures.
I've been reading a lot about Icelandic sheep recently and was very happy to find some at the show to look at. They're smaller than I thought - but a nice size! I talked with Laura Roe from Hyalite Farms and she raved over how mellow and easy to raise they are.
Here's the roving I bought from her - a nice white, gray mix that looks like it would also felt nicely.
And I loved the cashmere goats! They're so fluffy and soft - little clouds on legs!
Little c left the show with this great llama finger puppet.
Happy Creating! Deborah