but not much else. But look how clean it is. I corresponded some with Amy King,
So, the washer with laundry bags. The bags seem to keep the fleece from agitating enough to become felted. And, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, put the fllece in the washer until it's filled and turned OFF. That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it.
Now, you may remember, the cotton cards my sweet husband gave me for Christmas. very slow and frustrating. Only now, I'm realizing this is because Romney is not a fine wool and would need WOOL cards to process it appropriately. Enter Gryphon and her drum carder. A month or so ago (I prefer to not to be specific:), it's been too long), I borrowed her drum carder, which has medium teeth. And, between washing the thing more carefully and using the right tool, I have a lovely, snow white roving that's delightful to spin.
as you can see, the princess is dazzled by this stuff, too. The next good thing about the drum carder is it's fascinating to children.
So, I have a part-time assistant. It really helps, too, to have someone turn the crank while you open the locks. I'm still learning how to pull into roving for ease of spinning and a more compact storage. Doesn't just look like luminous clouds?
And it makes a nice, soft, bouncy, fluffy, woolen yarn.
But, oh, look what hapens when you card it a little with a lovely grey brown Romney that someone gives you at Gryphon's spin-in
and spin the two together. Ultra-soft, single-ply goodness. Now, that's a yarn worthy of a sweater!