The Bluefaced Leicester may not be the prettiest sheep, looking rather more noble than cute and cuddly. It gets its name from the blue skin under the white hair on that Roman nose.
However the yarn produced from the fleece is something special. Know as the cashmere of British yarn, the fibre is fine, silky and lustrous, and very soft.
The wool is comfortable enough to be worn next to the skin, but also hardwearing. Erika Knight uses BFL for her British Blue wool ,which is perfect for baby knits.
It is comfortable next to the skin, and of course lovely and soft to knit with. One ball would be enough for a cosy liittle cowl, to keep out the blowy little wind that keeps whistling around the corner at the moment.
There is a range of natural and dyed colours , availabe in the Made by Ewe shop.
And now, back to the squishing…..