I can't control myself, I see pictures of lovely yarn and beautiful fiber on the Internet and I lose control of my fingertips. In the past few days I have made three different purchases from etsy shops and then on a whim I googled Cormo fleece....Big mistake.
I kept hearing about how soft Cormo fleece was and to be honest I've spun a bit from wool top but never dealt with the fleece itself. And I know you're probably thinking, "Tanya didn't you just buy a fleece at rhinebeck?!" And well I did, but I wanted to buy two fleeces, but having a practical friend with me (who not so gently reminded me that if I blew all my money at the first stop I wasn't allowed to purchase shiny pretty, woolly things at all the other stores) prevented me from buying two fleeces. I took home the Romney, but I wanted a Cormo. I still have a Border Leicester on the terrace and the Romney is keeping it company and now in the mail I have a Cormo coming to make it a threesome. It was a good deal actually a 2lb hogget (baby sheep)fleece, covered part year, skirted, with a 3.5 inch staple classified as "fine fine crimp." I understand that Cormo usually has a 4 inch staple length, but the shorter length means I can run it through the carder instead of combing it all by hand. I'm excited to play with it and if I have leftovers I may dye up some locks and list them on the etsy.
Speaking of the etsy I listed a few more things today, one new listing is already sold. The dyed silk hankies I had mentioned in the previous post, here they are in all their glory
"Sangria" Hankies 1oz
Then I dyed up another sock yarn (okay I didn't dye this up last night, I dyed it up a few days ago, but I just listed it)
"RenFair" 340 yards fingering superwash merino sock yarn
I absolutely promise to post those tutorials for dying and fleece washing next week. I am taking all my supplies to my fathers house in CT this weekend where I will be a prepping and dying machine. If you have any pictures that remind you of fall please send them my way I am looking for inspiration for new colorways.