I emailed the farm that I got Cosmo from last week. I’m so in love with the processing of this fleece that I had to order more.
I have 2 others that I need to process. One is from the same farm as Cosmo and I’m so looking forward to processing it that I knew I had to have more. You read that right. I was looking forward to processing the fleece.
The farm is Ruit Farm North here in Maine. I’ve emailed her about other fleeces and found out that Cosmo’s 2006 fleece is still available. He was entered into the fleece show at Common Ground last year and he got great remarks but came short of winning. I don’t know why he didn’t win, he has a gorgeous fleece. At least from what I can tell. I’m not getting this fleece as I already have some Cosmo – email or call her if you want him. Or rather, if you want his fleece. I don’t think Nina will be giving up Cosmo himself.
All I’ve been doing is washing it. 2 tubs of soapy water and 2 of clean.
Here it is after a couple of trips through the carder:
Surprise! He’s not that brown or dark. Cosmo is a gorgeous grey. He had a good amount of dirt in him but a low lanolin content and very little VM. I would dare say this fleece has no VM. I’ve found the same amount of VM when I use a skein a of Noro Kureyon.
Here are the singles on the bobbin:
I’m hoping to get another 3 ounces spun and ply it up soon. I know, I’m not waiting til the end of the project. I want to ply now. I want to have yarn to sit in my basket as I work on the rest of it.
The receipt said I have 2 lbs. Which is just enough for a sweater. Although with the new fleeces I’m getting and Dafka (the one I have from last year). I’m thinking I might do a color work sweater with it all. We’ll see how much yarn I get from Cosmo and if I can wait long enough to get all 4 colors spun.