PolypayPolypay is a lovely sheep with a funny name. I hadn't heard of these guys before taking the class, but I was very pleased to find out about them. The breed was developed as an all-purpose sheep that excels at multiple births - thus increasing a farmer's profits (Poly - many, pay - money: get it?).
I'd heard good things about Santa Cruz before the class, so I was eager to spin it. Deb Robson loves the stuff. The wad of fleece that faced me was short, soft, and spongy. I tried combing it, but the day of the workshop was the very first day I'd combed anything, ever -- so I wasn't very good at it and I produced a less-than-satisfactory yarn. I didn't really enjoy it, neither the spinning nor the finished product.