Sunday, August 03, 2008

Tribbles?

Although they may look something like tribbles, let me assure you they are not. They're just nice neat balls of combed wool, ready for sorting and spinning. If they were tribbles they would be multiplying at a much faster rate! I get, on average, only 6 of these small balls per hour.

Over the past year, combing only in the summer months, I have been slowly making my way through an entire fleece. It has a lot of VM in it so combing is the only way to go. As I was washing the fleece I dyed batches of it in an old crock pot in any colour that struck my fancy at the time. When I am all finished the combing I will sort it out into pleasing colour schemes before spinning.

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