Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I went to a sheep shearing Saturday. I forgot the camera, but I did wash some of the wool last evening. I am attaching a visual of Montdale wool. This wool has been cleaned, but you see that pasture pieces, (vegetable matter or VM), is still in the wool. Some will fall out when I comb the wool and some may come out when I spin the wool. I have even knitted with yarn that had little pasture pieces in it. Most is easily picked out when spun and/or knitted. Many little pieces of straw, grass, and hay are not even noticed until the wool has been picked open and combed.

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