Officially she is Cardamom II. Although I was trying to choose what ewes to purchase based on their fleece qualities, I'll admit I was swayed by knowing that 138's mother's name is Cardamom, my favorite spice. And while her half-sister Cosmos quickly embraced being a people sheep, it took longer for Cardamom to decide she might like humans too.
I gave her plenty of space to let her get to know me and the others in the flock on her own terms. Cardamom's spunky nature is coupled with a sweet side, often seeking out a good back scratch from me.
100% wool yarn from Cardamom, a Border Leicester x Cheviot ewe
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.
If you have Cardamom yarn from the past, please note the colors of the skeins will be slightly different as Cardamom's fleece changes somewhat each year.