Fall 2014, My daughter and I went to SAFF. We had so much fun, and bought so much fiber to spin, at least I did. One of the things I did buy was 2 Coated Corriedale fleeces that were almost identical. They were both in shades of grey, from palest grey to medium grey. I washed them both right away that fall and I did some experimenting, trying to find the best way to prep this fiber. In the end I found that I liked it prepped as combed top.
I began working on it in my spare time. I found that some of the fleece wasn't clean enough and I had to rewash that part. I then did a few sample spins and I really loved it no matter how I spun it up! The last couple of years have been a bit busy in other parts of my life, so that it wasn't until this week that I finally finished combing the Corriedale fleeces..
I could mix and match from the very beginning, I could spin 3 or 4 different colors of yarn and use it that way. I could spin up all the singles and then ply the different colors together to make multi grey tonal yarn I could also spin a gradient. Anyway you get the idea, I haven't made up my mind yet.
To get an idea of how much fiber this is, it all fit comfortably in two big plastic tubs.
This photo was taken before I washed and blocked the hat, which I have now done. Once it is dry, I will insert another picture, so that you can see just how nicely it turned out.
That is if for today,
until next time, Happy Crafting, Tina