Those three little words make me so happy. Blue … Faced … Leicester. If fate was ever kind enough to stick me out in the country on a little farm, I believe I would have a small flock of these lovely sheep.
Until that time, I’m fortunate enough to have a very nice friend, Julie, whose lovely store has fabulous hand-dyed rovings and other cool things I covet. Last week, as I was leaving town on business, a package arrived from Julie’s store. I stuck it in the car and promptly forgot about it. I discovered it again (while sitting in the parking lot at the Starbucks in Anniston, Alabama) and opened it to discover too huge bags of gorgeous starburst-y bright oranges and reds. It was so wonderful that I had to call Julie on the spot and tell her how much I loved it and ask what else she had in stock. So today, in the mail, I get a second package full of blues and greens, with a note that says, keep what you like and send the rest back (she’ll pay postage) and I’ll send you an invoice. I’ve already pulled the blue/purple apart and started prepping it to spin. Look at those colors!
I’m thinking about spinning this with the oranges and reds to make a wonderful thick and thin multicolor yarn. I just love the colors and the incredible softness of the Blue Faced Leicester roving.