Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wednesday on the Wheel: Sheepy goodness

If you listen to the podcast, you will have heard me mention that I have not being doing much spinning of late. Last week was a very productive knitting week and this week continues to be so. I am, however, trying to do a little spinning every day. I've got enough fiber at the moment to keep me busy until I'm at least 40, so I really should do something with it.

Nope, not telling when that is. Yet. :)

I recently picked up the Shetland that I got from RogueAdventures again, so I thought I'd share some not-so-much-but-some-progress shots with you.

Do you remember what the fleece looked like? Clumpy and dirty and impressively full of vm?

Well, I've since washed it, combed some samples out, which resulted in picking out a lot of that vm, and then spun some, which made more vm fall out. And yes, there's still some in there, but it's much nicer much cleaner, and I am not grossed out by simply touching the stuff.

Also, it smells good. I've heard other people say this about fleeces, so I know I'm not alone, but this stuff just smells right. Maybe it's the lanolin. Maybe it's just sheepy goodness. I don't know, but I like it.

That's about 1.5 ounces on the spindle and another .5 cushioning it. I've got about three left. If I keep spinning it that thin, it may all fit on one cop. Which would be a first, but would also thrill me.

Anyway, there you go. Slow progress, small amounts of progress, but progress nonetheless.