Ben is the first ram I picked out for my flock. I visited half a dozen farms until I found him, and I knew he was the one. Halter trained from his preparation as a show lamb for the Tunbridge World’s Fair, Ben is a gentle, loving soul – though yes, as a ram, I am careful to watch where he is at all times and make sure he knows never to challenge me or anyone else. But mostly he comes up for a hug, and I get to check the growth progress of his lovely gray fleece. Ben is a Romney cross, with that wavy longwool quality.
100% wool yarn from Ben, my endearing and affable Romney cross ram
This batch of yarn came back from the mill with a slubby, uneven texture - variably spun with thick and thin singles. You can cut the largest slubs out as you knit along - making more ends - or include them and embrace the nubbly fabric. This yarn would also be well-suited to patterns that call for felting. You may also find an occasional bit of hay in the yarn.
Please note, Ben's fleece changes color somewhat each year, so if you've purchased Ben's yarn in the past, this batch may not match the previous color.