I wanted rich earthiness with a touch of edge. Very comfortable, heavy enough to be warm, but not comber some. Tassels weighted just enough to stay when flung to the back wrapping you up warm!
The edging is baby Teeswater locks (Larry). It was his first shear so it is the softest. I hand dyed a variant acid dye, done on the stove in one pot! LOVE the color! -it was the last of Larrys baby fleece. Adorable how some of his curly ends turned purplish.
The hood body is a natural Shetland named Opal. She is owned by a friend that helped me learn to hand shear the "Kevin Ford" way. If you check him out on the web, he is an amazing man. I send my shears to him each year and he sharpens them for me. I then spun Opals fiber by the handfuls into a fluffy soft bulky yarn that knit consistently, in an irregular kind of way. Lol if that makes sense. Her coloring is favored with a slight grayish oatmeal tone.