Monday, March 28, 2011

A Tale of 2 Fleece...

or is it fleeces...hmmm anyhow! I'm sure this will be a small series of posts on how I'm doing with this...yeah...this huge box of wool that arrived at my house Monday.

Opened up the box...

You see, a Dr. I taught to knit now lives on a farm, she sent me 2 out of the 3 fleeces she had. 015

Papa Fuzzbutton's wool

The ram is a Southdown "Babydoll" and his name is Papa Fuzzbutton!

Here's a close up of some of his locks. Papa Fuzzbutton Here is...

014 Fiona, she's a 1/2 Suffolk, 1/2 Babydoll (white fleece-- very soft).

Fiona's Wool
and some of her locks! I separated them and now they are awaiting a bath & some picking (0r whatever you call it)

Two bags sorta full What the heck did I get myself into huh?? I'm only cleaning them, then sending them off for processing...should prove to be interesting.. stay tuned ;)

7 comments:

Kaye said...

Ooo! This should be good! I've always wanted to do that bucket-soak method of cleaning a fleece...

dianne said...

Holy sheep! That's a lot of fleece. For Papa Fuzzbutton, cute name, are you going to separate the different colors or blend them?

Discoknits said...

Wow, now THAT's a project O_o Good luck!

Cookie said...

Woo Hoo!

soapy said...

wooohoooo You got some work cut out there!!

Affiknitty said...

I can't wait to see what happens with these. A friend of mine was given a couple of Jacob fleeces for free. She is willing to share them, and we are in the process of trying to figure out what to do with them.

freshisle said...

Oh, do you have a job ahead of you! Been there, done that. But, it's quite fun to see what a difference a good bath does for the fleece. Good luck!