I just received, in the mail, my fourth fleece.
I feel the need to add now that the first fleece is now a sweater, with the leftovers traded away. The second fleece is part sweater, part fiber still needing to be spin. The third fleece is washed and I am researching exactly what it is I want to do with it.
The fourth fleece is another corriedale. Greasy as all get out, and a bit dirty. The colors were advertised as ranging from silver to black, but there is certainly browns and beiges in it too. It isn’t particularly stinky and didn’t come with a name, but the sheep it came from must be beautiful! This fleece is the one that gives me the excuse to build my fleece washing basket, a project I’ve been contemplating for a long time. Hopefully I’ll get out to get materials for that this week. I do hope this one cleans up as well as the white to silver corriedale, as that has been my absolute favorite fleece thus far. Not needing to even put it through the drum carder but spinning from the flick carded lock has made it an absolute joy to spin. I am excited to see what is in store for this fleece!
Since I purchased this fleece online, I was a bit concerned about the quality. So I pulled off a lock and tested it. Turns out it was a fine investment, the lock is strong.