Today a fellow vendor at the Alger Sunday Market offered me a mystery fleece.
Been a while since I’ve taken in a stray, but you know me- always willing to give fleece a chance 🙂
It came to me straight off the sheep, and stuffed in a black plastic garbage bag.
Was really heavy, so I figured it might either be damp, or have a lot of dung tags. But after a bit of skirting and sorting, there was still a whole lot of it. A mountain of greasy fleece.
Didn’t weigh it, but I’m thinking 8-10 pounds? Lots of dirt and grease in there.
But it looks quite promising. Nice staple length, shades of gray, and a Romney-ish crimp
Seemed like it might be a little damp, so didn’t want to delay in getting it cleaned up.
For now the newcomer is relaxing in a cool bath.
Hopefully will have a chance to hot wash a batch tomorrow. I do love to sample new fiber.
Was nice to see so many folks come out for the market today despite the rain.
And thank goodness there was interest in eggs- the girls are laying over a dozen a day right now!
Have a good week everyone 🙂