In one of the few instances where I can actually get excited about any type of sport, the Tour de France (and thus Tour de Fleece) is on! I've got my spindles ready and lots of new fiber ready to go.
Here are 8 new-to-me breeds for my fiber sampler project, which I got in a pack from woolforbrains on Etsy. The pack includes 20g each of Portland, Kerry Hill, Herdwick, Poll Dorset, Navajo Churro, Columbia, Southdown and Cormo.
I've already gotten through the Kerry Hill, which is a wonderful bouncy, reasonably soft breed from Wales...
and Navajo Churro, a primitive sheep of the Americas which comes in several colored varieties including this fabulous brown.
last year I had a wonderful time and managed to spin every day. This year my schedule is a bit busier, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to spin every single day, but I at least hope to accomplish my goals and introduce myself to a bunch of new sheep breeds.