I’ve started going to a spinning group that meets a few times a month and somehow I walked away from my first meeting with a fleece. It’s a lambs fleece from Fox Hollow Farm and Fiber.
I washed it this weekend. Since it was my first time washing, it was sort of an all day affair. It worked out well though, because Saturday was a beautiful day here. I was able to do some work in the garden, prune the roses, and clean up some of the beds. Not to mention get rid of the pesky holly, blackberries and ivy. The hollies are spread everywhere and are parasitic, so they end up killing the good plants.
Since I don’t have cards, I’m going to be flicking the ends of the fleece with a dog brush. This is three pounds of goodness that I got for super cheep. I think I’ll be spinning my first sweaters worth.
Of course I will be dying it, but I’m not sure if I can wait until after it’s spun. Plus my dying equipment will handle yarn much easier than that much fleece at once. I’m thinking a deep rusty red. What do you think?