All of my yarns are made from the fine and soft wool of purebred Cormo sheep.
The yarn colors are the actual colors of the fleeces of the sheep (white, black, and gray), and blends of those colors.
White Cormo fleeces are a bright white, not a cream color.
Black and gray fleeces become brown-tipped after exposure to the sun; so the more dark wool in a blend, the more brown the color.
My light grays are warm grays; my medium grays are brownish grays; my dark grays are very brownish grays; my darkest shade is chocolate brown.
In the worsted spinning system, wool (or other fiber) is carded, combed, and drafted before being spun into yarn.
As the wool is combed and drafted, the shorter fibers are removed, and the remaining longer fibers are brought into alignment with each other.
Worsted-spun yarns are dense and strong. Because of the density, a typical worsted yarn is thinner than a typical woolen yarn of the same ypp.
My Maine-spun yarns — unlike typical worsted-spun yarns — are light and lofty, very soft, a little fuzzy, and apt to pill to some degree.
My Pennsylvania-spun yarns have substantial weight, nice drape, a smooth feel, and good strength and durability.