Sunday, August 29, 2010
8.29 Grey stuff
Two years in a row I bought the same sheep's fleece from Whitefish Bay. It was a spotted grey and white. Last year I shipped both fleeces off to a small processor and got a nice note back that my fleeces were in the queue and I'd hear something back in about 15 months. 13.5 months later, here they are.
Well worth the wait.
So now I have 11 pounds of perfectly wonderful Corriedale roving, suitable for short or long draw, that's going to make a lovely tweedy yarn. One of the nicest preparations I've tried spinning.
They also returned this to me:
I've never had anyone return the discarded fiber to me. I'm not sure what to do with other than use it for mulch. Ideas?