Yes sir, yes sir, six bags full! Well, seven if you count that bag of curls from Barney’s outer fleece. And there’s that bag of second cuts in the corner. Plus the rest of Barney’s fleece rolled up in a sheet that hasn’t been sorted through yet.
I have a feeling I’ll never fit that into the rhyme scheme.
Lady’s wool is a lovely grayish-tan. It has a fair amount of guard hair and kemp, but the staple is longer than the others, and the undercoat is very soft.
Duchess’s wool is a beautiful almost-black. It has the odd strand of kemp, but not very much relatively speaking. The staple is very short, but due to the lower amount of guard hair and kemp, I’m told it will be the easiest to try to spin first.
A short length of yarn spun from Duchess’s fleece by my friend, thecrazysheeplady. Go check out her blog, it’s amazing! Then come back here. I have funny cute tiny sheep.
Princess… yikes. Would you like that wool light kemp, moderate kemp, or superkemp? I’m not sure what I’m going to do with this stuff. Her fleece varies wildly in from a fairly clean coarse wool in some parts to other parts where I think there might actually be a tiny bit of woolly stuff stuck in the guard hair and kemp. More of the latter than the former, of course. Princess simply has to be dramatic and difficult, even down to how she grows her wool.