I had a very interesting day at Wooly Acres a few years back, when I got to visit the sheep, meet the sheep dogs, and buy a fleece and some roving. I had a bump of black shetland roving that was calling out to me from my big bin of fiber stash. It’s hard to find black sheep….did ya know that?
I spun up a bobbin full, then Navajo plied it to form a bulky 3-ply yarn. I’m looking forward to knitting a hat, but I don’t think there’s enough black to knit an entire hat…..so now I need a contrasting colour. Maybe I’ll spin up some more shetland–I have a fleece that is a nice tan/golden brown.
I was searching through Ravelry today, and found a really cute hat. So, now my plan is to make a Botanic hat (pattern by Stephen West). It is a reversible beanie, which looks awesome either way you wear it.