Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Wool is Here! The Wool is Here!

Yesterday the UPS man rumbled into the driveway and came out with a HUGE box. "My wool!" I squealed. Our processed wool had come back from the mill!Back in September you might have seen the raw wool.Off it went to Zeilinger's in Michigan for washing and combing. This was the first time we had gone to the extra expense to have it combed instead of just carded. We'd had it processed elsewhere a couple of times before (with just carding) and there had always been more VM left in it than I wanted to pick out before or during spinning. But this time it was different.

This fleece:Became this combed top:
Amazing, isn't it? I can't wait to spin some up! That is, if I don't just curl up and cuddle in it. :)

4 comments:

Alpaca Farmgirl said...

What an exciting thing! I'm new to spinning but I know how exciting it is to have fiber ready to spin.

Just found your blog. It's so pretty. Can't wait to read more.

Brenda (Prairie Daisy Handspun) said...

Thank you! :)

Tammy said...

Beautiful! I've heard combed top is just beautiful in that it removes the VM so much better than 'just roving'. What kind of wool is it?
Tammy

Brenda (Prairie Daisy Handspun) said...

The wool is from some Rambouillet ewes and one half-Rambouillet ewe. It seems like it's going to be really soft.

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