One of the first fleeces I ever washed was an expensive Cormo that I picked at the MDSW. I was a complete newbie at the time and had no idea that I was getting in way over my head. Greasy Cormo is hard to wash and I had 9 whole pounds of it.
That was way back in 2010 and I have finally spun the last of it. I've been spinning it in one way or another for 7 years.
These are the last of the pretty singles spun from all the pretty locks I dyed with egg dye.
It was an Easter tradition for many years. 9 pounds is a lot of locks.
I had to hand card the locks as I spun because you can't put fragile Cormo locks in a drum carder.
Now I have a bunch of skeins that look just like this in the handspun bin. Not as many as you would think though. I'll have to go figure out what happened to the rest of the 9 pounds. I must have done something with it.
It is always a magic to me when something so dirty and colorless transforms into something so pretty. And you are very good at this.ReplyDelete
It is so wonderful that you have persevered over this project! The colors are really so lovely!!ReplyDelete
Yikes.....now that is spinning detication. It looks very solft and pretty. I will have to stay away from Cormo though because I can't see me washing locks individually like that and I'm pretty hooked on using the new drum carder. I packed the hand carders away. LOLReplyDelete
My goodness it is just lovely!!!!= I think a young girl would go crazy for a hat in that!!!!! Good for you for a job finished.ReplyDelete
I think that yarn is gorgeous. Hooray for you making it to the finish line with that fleece.ReplyDelete
Nice to see how this turned out! I do love to spin and knit with Cormo!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I can't wait to see what you do with this yarn.ReplyDelete
That sounds like SO much work. I don't know how anyone does all that -- and still knit, make soap, stamp, skate, etc!ReplyDelete