You’ll never guess what I brought home from work the other day.
So I’ll just tell you.
Not the whole animal or anything- just buffalo hair.
Pretty gnarly stuff. Guess it was collected from a scratching pole that is out in the pasture for them.
But buried deep within the hairy mess is fluff. Very soft, short, downy fluff.
Here it is (mostly) sorted:
I figure, volume-wise, I got about 10% or less fluff.
I washed and then I carded what little I had-
My hand cards are not the really fine type, but I was able to get it into decent enough shape to spin after a while, though there was still quite a bit of veg.
Here is the resulting swatch:
Was kind of an interesting exercise,, but the de-hairing was not much fun. Kind of like picking apart dusty brillo pads.
And in other news, I finally have my first batch of yarn for The Man’s sweater.
I’ve decided on a heavy worsted three-ply (from three bobbins so I get a more consistent result)
Here are the nice fat little bobbins ready to be plied-
Here is the yarn, fresh off the wheel-
And all steamed and skeined up-
I do so love a squooshy three-ply.
Stats on the yarn: approx 110 yds per 3.5 oz skein.