It’s a 5.5 lb border leicester fleece from a shepherd in my area. It smells very barny, and is sticky and stiff and full of VM (vegetable matter, both pre and post digestion). I love the grey brown colours and how soft and wavy it is.
This is the washed up version. I like the color variation a lot – the different staple lengths, not so much:
And here is a bit carded into lovely soft fluffy rolags. I am carding with dog combs right now, which is working, but I am hoping that the upcoming fiber fest trip will result in a card upgrade for me.
And a teeny tiny swatch – two rolags spun up (woolen), andean plied, and knitted into a little 2 inch square. It’s nice and soft, but too lacy on US 8 needles. I think I’ll make a three or four ply yarn in the end. Right now I’m still washing the stuff.
It’s really neat seeing the process of making yarn. Thanks for sharing!
Love my wool even more now that I know how much work goes into spinning. Glad to have you back posting. 🙂