if you remember, i was hoping to buy my first fleece at one of the fiber festivals i attended this spring. today, while sorting spinning stuff for my next dye session, guess what i found…
an already washed bfl fleece from a sheep named ella.
with a lovely note from the farmer.
it appears that last december, while searching local harvest for farms, i found bearlin acres. they didn’t have any BFL roving, but i thought hey! what the heck, and ordered 2 lbs of already washed locks. and apparently it was a complete fleece. in the midst of my spinning/dyeing craziness to prepare for the knit and crochet festival and homespun yarn party, i put this aside without doing anything to it (or even examining it closer!).
the note from the farm reads:
Cosette – This fleece was washed through 1 time already. The raw fleece was skirted and picked by hand. There is still some (clean) straw & hay in it, but minimal amounts. She is a good ewe (2 yrs old) & has a small dark brown spot on her shoulder. That’s why you’ll find a small group of locks in brown. This is her whole fleece.
aw… thanks to both ella and linda. i look forward to playing with it.
on another note – i CANNOT believe i bought my first whole fleece without knowing it. gee