It started in August.
During Deb Menz’s class at The Spinning Loft I noticed a fleece. A Babydoll Southdown, short, fine and sproingy bouncy. Unwashed it was the color of spilled pepper. When I washed a lock or two it turned to a gorgeous taupey brown.
I decided against buying it because, well, I have other fleeces just sitting and waiting for me.
But this fleece has been on my mind for months! During the Dream Wheel Weekend I couldn’t stand it anymore. I bought the whole thing, almost four pounds.
I washed and carded some right away.
Washed Babydoll Southdown
I even remembered from my spinning along with Deb Robson’s Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook, not to over wash the fleece.
I carded it on my Patrick Green Deb’s Delicate Deluxe drumcarder. I ran it through four times.
All ready to spin
I’m not sure what I want to make with it. I have an idea about a cabled shawl. Woolen spun of course.
What do I want to be?
I’m going to start spinning and swatching soon.
Now you can listen to me go on about spinning
I will be a little bit busier in the future and I am so excited about it!Â I am joining Sasha at the SpinDoctor podcast. Starting in December, I’ll be talking with her about what we’re both spinning and I’ll be doing an interview or two. More time to obsess over spinning.
Come over and give us a listen!