Saturday, March 30, 2019

Wash Day

 This is Trinidad.


She's a 3 pound fleece that I picked up last year at the MDSW.



I love it when Shepard's put these personal notes in the bag with the fleece. Who can resist a fleece with a face?



 I always wash in March for the Tour de Fleece and since it's almost not March I needed to play catch up.



 SInce Trini is a very clean girl she went into the kitchen sink. I know it sounds yucky but I nuclear bomb the sink with cleaners as soon as I am finished.  I actually don't really think it's any worse than putting a dead chicken in it anyway.



 While that fleece was soaking I got out the bag of fiber I washed last spring and gave it a carding with the carder.




I had spun up a sample during the last TdF and found her to not be on the terribly soft side so I am going to try to spin her for socks this July. There is nothing better than a thick pair of handspun socks over top of your regular wool socks when the polar vortex has come calling.




 I got two batts done before it was time to do some wood chores.



The washed fleece dried nicely in the bright March sun. March is the best month for washing. I wish I had remembered that sooner.

9 comments:

  1. So interesting to see your progress:)

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  2. Well, it's not like you laid around and did nothing this month!!! The new fleece looks wonderfully tempting to spin right now! I've heard that California Red is a great spin--nice work!

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  3. Love the personal sheep bio in with the fleece. Perhaps, thanks to your generosity, I'll be washing next March. Thank you again for the wonderful gift!

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  4. March has really been one of those "Swish! it's gone!" months for me. An upcoming family trip is fast approaching and the things I HAD plenty of time for are now going to be squashed into a few weeks time. Oh, well!

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  5. Those two batts look so fluffy and soft!

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  6. There's no shame in washing your fleece in the kitchen sink...LOL...I do it all the time! ;-)

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  7. It is so interesting to see what project/craft you are working on each day. You are so multi-talented and I am in awe of all that you do.

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  8. I love your posts, so full of fun with all you get done. I love the colors in that yarn you have spun.

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  9. I always know it's spring when you start washing fleece!

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