Oh yes, happy day!
It may still be snowing outside but I still love spring – I usually stock up on my fleeces and this year I’m pretty pleased with what I was able to find 🙂 (lol, to be honest, I have always been pleased – I just love fleece)
There is the Romney fleece – purchased from a seller on Ravelry.
It was very clean to begin with, hardly any vm.
I separated the locks and laid them in a basket.
I really like taking the extra time to do this – the results are excellent and the fleece cleans very easily. I place these locks in a wire waste basket from the dollar store and then this basket is placed in a large pot of simmering water on the stove. I keep an eye on water temperature with a candy thermometer. I do the same with the rinse water and I have a second basket so I can keep one washing at all times. The going is a little slow because I don’t overcrowd my baskets but it’s easy and the results are excellent!
And this is the whole fleece, after washing.
The next fleece is a shetland lamb fleece – really nice!
I purchased this from a little etsy shop.
It is a beautiful fleece with minimal vm, well skirted and soft. Count me as a happy spinner 🙂
I found some lovely suri alpaca – baby suri, just a little so I could try it…lol, I fell in love…
I ended up blending the suri with a little of the shetland lamb and have not yet plied the singles.
Happy spring 🙂