Friday, January 27, 2006

You didn't!

Oh, yes I did. I ordered 3 fleeces from Treenway*. They are my first fleeces, so why not go all out? I gave nary a thought to how or where to process them. I just knew - I Must Have!

Merino


Polwarth


Gotland

Gotland sounds familar? You're either a spinner or a geek (or both) becasue Gotland (blended with alpaca) was used to make these:

Lord O' the Rings Elven Cloaks
Next Christmas, there may or may not be, some scarf-y Elven love for a a couple of LOTR fans I know. No, Carla, I am not going to weave them, my loom is quietly and majestically holding, spinning and dyeing supplies. It will be knitted Elven love.

*Treenway imports fleeces from New Zealand (see Amy, I remembered the A this time) each year. To the general joy and delight of spinner in N. America.

10 Comments:

Blogger amy [Knitty] said...

you're such a good little speller!

[you know, you can pay people to process your fleeces for you.]

8:04 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Gotta second Amy. Scouring fleeces ain't my conception of a hot Saturday night.

11:13 PM  
Anonymous Meg said...

You're just a hop and a skip away from a well known processor -- Zeilinger's, in Frankenmuth. All Michiganians should be forgiven for New Zealand with two e's.

9:01 AM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

Yep, gotta agree.. processing fleecies is nasty! Hope you got a drum carder! XD

6:21 PM  
Blogger freddyknits said...

What can I spin to knit me a mithrel?

5:42 AM  
Anonymous terri said...

I like dawnscustomcarding.com for processing. The woman is a fleece washing goddess. Oh, and Can I brag? I have a kilo of stanislaw locks in my wool room...

6:02 PM  
Blogger Sheryl said...

How cool, you couldn't get any closer to the sheep without spinning it right off their backs! Spinning is on my must learn to do list - right after we get Yarntopia up and running.

6:53 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

Can't wait to see your fleeces - I've got a Polwarth and a Gotland on the way!

9:50 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Pah! I say pah! to all the doom and gloomers. Washing fleeces is FUN FUN FUN!

(Then again, I am a total spinning sicko. So maybe you should listen to them. But if you want help, you know who to call...)

Besides, I can teach you my fantastic method of deliberately leaving a little soap in and hanging the wet fleecy bits so they drip dry straight & can be spun sans carding!

8:51 AM  
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