OMG! Thank the Universe that school is out. This has been one of the hardest years for me in teaching. Now begins ten weeks of rest and Fiber Projects.
I started a spinning class this month and that has opened many new doors. The only problem now choosing between knitting or spinning.
Coopworth cross. It's a fab charcoal grey. Here it is in all of is stinky greasy glory.
Corriedale. Here's a shot of it.
I was very worried about this process. There is a ton of information out there about the "correct" way to clean fleece. I decided on separating the locks and putting them into mesh bags and do all of the cleaning in the washing machine. I was surprised at how easy this was. Also, everyone was correct about sheep being really dirty. This is a really clean fleece and the wash water was GROSS!