Ages ago and I mean ages ago, I began an adventure with a small box of unwashed Clun Forest fleece that I bought from an Etsy Vendor.
I washed it, dyed it, carded it into adorable mini batts and then put it away and forgot about it for several years. When I picked up the project and started spinning it, I fell in love with the hard to find fiber.
I was whining about this over on Ravelry when some very nice Raveler offered to sell me one of her Clun Forest fleeces. Meet Elizabeth.
She is 3 pounds of fun in a box that came all the way from Oregon.
I get the biggest kick out of those teeny tiny locks that card into the most lovely tight batts that are a real treat to spin.
Thank goodness we were having some weird 80 degree weather (pre-Sandy) the day she arrived because I couldn't wait to get started. I put several big handfuls into a cold water soak for the night and went to bed looking forward to washing and dyeing first thing in the morning.