This is the craziness that goes on when I’m not sitting in front of the computer (or behind the handles of the longarm)
This box contains 7 lbs. of freshly shorn merino wool, from a sheep named Meryl. I bought it from Terry Mendenhall, of Wool Ranch. I had no idea how this would arrive, and I opened the box fully expecting the wool to sproing out at me!
The fleece was lovingly wrapped in a blue paper blanket. It was sweet and clean, even before I washed it.
Here is some fleece, ready for its first dunk:
Here is the fleece, soaking in the water– the lanolin is melting off the wool and into the water:
And, voila– 1/2 lb of clean, sweet, yummy Meryl:
Here are some photos in darker light, showing the wonderful crimp:
Deelish! Can’t wait to dye it and spin it.