We have been having a run of warm, sunny weather so I went ahead and washed the very last fleece I had in the shed. My big bin is empty now and I think it needs to stay that way. I've got more than enough fiber to keep me busy for years.
Truth be told, I am not the greatest at going from sheep to sweater.
As much as I enjoy the process, the product is always a bit of an itchy disappointment. This is Winston the Shetland on his very first wash back in 2014. He started out as lovely locks. Yesterday I washed the dregs. I should have tossed them but he was such a pretty fleece.
Last night I sat on the deck and carded a bit. It was such a beautiful evening.
Not much but it's a start.
Since most of him became a vest, just maybe I will get enough for a matching pair of mitts. Having said all this I realize that on Saturday I will more than likely be rummaging around in the fleece shed at the MDSW. The only thing saving me is that last year the prices were terrible and the pickings slim. If I'm lucky it will be that way again this year because I DON'T NEED ANYMORE FLEECE.