Speaking of spinning (glad you brought that up :-)) I'm starting a new spinning project. Today I opened up a new bag of wool, and it is gorgeous. I haven't ventured into the world of raising my own sheep, shearing and processing it from start to finish. I can usually find a good deal on eBay for some that is ready to start spinning.
This is what I opened up today.
This is some gorgeous superwash merino with about 30% silk. It is deliciously soft and I have a pound of it. :-)
First I divide it up into eight equal piles.
Then rolled them up into easily managed balls.
Now I'm ready to start spinning.
Before I do that let me real quickly show you what I just finished. This was a pound of 100% Shetland wool which looked pretty much like the merino superwash above before I spun it up. And this is what it looked like after I spun it. Believe me, it IS as soft as it looks.
This was of course before I dyed it.
This was after I dyed it a soft red.
Brittney once wrote a two part story about the memaw who loves red. :-)
And now I shall start spinning so, to be continued...