I was excited and a little nervous as I opened the box.
Our fleeces that we sent off to
Lonesome Stone Fiber Mill in Colorado came back.
Last year, I processed all our sheep and alpaca fleeces myself.
This year, I sent off half of them to the mill.
They washed, carded and drafted the fiber into roving ready to spin.
I couldn't be happier with them!
|Jacob Sheep Wool in shades of gray|
Here are a few of my favorites:
McCarthy's made a medium/dark gray. It has wonderful loft!
This is McCarthy and her new ram lamb born only a few days ago.
My favorite Jacob roving is Daffodil's.
Her fleece is super soft and blended into a beautiful light gray because she doesn't have as many spots as some Jacobs. And yes, that is a dining room chair the roving is sitting in. It's a LOT of fleece!
She's one of my favorite sheep too and the very first animal to be born on our farm.
The alpaca roving also turned out great.
Garfunkel's is a lovely fawn color.
I think there might be enough from him to make a blanket!
He is super soft but not very cuddly. He prefers to spit.
I have lots of projects that I have been saving for this year's fleece. Better get spinning...
She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.