Nora and I have spent a lot of time together over the past few years.
I brought her fleece home from the SVFF a few years ago. She was dirty. Really dirty. I have no idea why I wanted to buy her but I did. I am a sucker for a fleece with a photo.
To say it was a challenge to clean her up is an understatement.
It was epic.
I wasn't very happy with the results and almost pitched her several times but I didn't.
She was so full of vegetable matter that it was like standing in a hay field in a wind storm when I was carding her.
She may have been a dirty girl but she took color beautifully.
Her wonky batts made some wonky singles.
We spent this year's Tour together and I got this far. It was a slow and painful spin as I had to stop and pick out leaves and stems all the time.
Yesterday I finished the last of the batts and got them plied. Woo hoo.
Nora is now in the rear view mirror and I am elated.
Yes, she's scratchy and still littered with a few hay bits here and there but she's done. Done. Done. Done. I have no idea what's to become of her now but I am sure something will come to me eventually.