Somehow I figured that a moorit sheep would always produce moorit fleece so I merrily used up Ollie's fleeces. The truth didn't dawn until I opened the box from Morro with Ollie's latest fleece and realized I was in trouble. As you can see by the ball on the bottom left, Ollie is now coffee au lait.
This is the very last of Ollie's moorit fleece - the end. I dropped off my fair entries at Mim's on my way to work on Tuesday - she was taking them in with hers. I had asked her earlier if she has any moorit Shetland and she does, though I can see that hers is a little more dark chocolate to Ollie's milk chocolate. She didn't have much on hand but says that she has another entire fleece. She has a Patrick Green electric triple-drum carder so I can buy from her by the processed ounce - that's good news.
I just finished this hat, one of an order I have for Christmas. I think it's cool that both incarnations of Ollie are here, but I am also glad to know that I have a source for more brown. I think the hat would look pretty wimpy without brown.
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