Thursday, September 3, 2015

A Romney Cross fleece just for me!

Back in 2013 I purchased a fleece that I was going to use just for myself. I've been busy and happy working with a lot of other fleeces making yarn for my shop, but I've had that one fleece just for me in the back of my mind all this time. It's been waiting for me, still raw, stuffed in one of those orange DIY store buckets with the lid snapped securely on since I bought it over two years ago. I figured it was finally time to open that bucket and get to work on that fleece.
I have been thinking of that fleece these past couple of years, remembering how nice it was, and dreaming of the sweater I would make with it. Well, I've washed it now and combed it with my four-pitch English wool combs and it is every bit as luscious as I knew it would be.
Here are a few of the combed puffs, ready for spinning:
I spun a small test skein of around 20 yards and knitted a quick swatch. It's soft and squishy and lovely: 

Can't wait till it's all spun up!


Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

That is fabulous. I love the color. Can't wait to see what you make.

ICQB said...

Hi Nicole!

Thanks! I've taken a small break from spinning to knit up a gift for a friend'so new baby that arrived just yesterday - nothing like waiting till the last minute to make a gift : )

I'll be getting back to spinning soon, and then working on my own project!