I've got to develop a system where fun, bloggable events don't consume all of my blogging time, before, during and afterwards.
Anyways, it's going to be a day (March 15th) full of posts so I'm going to back date them to the day that I was thinking about all of this so they make more sense.
I had bad fleece news, and good fleece news.
Treenway sent my 2 fleeces (Gotland and Polwarth) Expedited. Our mailman delivered them by leaving them on the front door-step, and they are nowhere to be found. Kerry
, I wasn't holding out on you, I just hadn't seen them. Mostly I'm just upset because I'm sure whoever stole them off the front porch wasn't interested in finding 2 gorgeous, unwashed sheep fleeces.
The good news, is that this Romney Cross fleece
finally became this
It makes a wonderful, soft, sproingy 3-ply yarn. Here's a tiny sample.
There are 5 lbs so I think the Flame, and myself may end up with sweaters out of this. I haven't forgotten about the sweater I'm going to knit for him, I'm just having some trouble picking out a suitable design.
I also have 2 bags (about 3 lbs) of Border Leicester X which is quite a bit scritchier that I have to spin with less twist at a thicker grist, or hand off to someone with more of an appreciation for longwools. Any takers? It's a gorgeous dark grey with silver highlights.