09 April, 2009

Rolling In It

Lately I've been on a spinning kick. The 10 Minutes Per Day group on Ravelry has probably had some thing to do with it, but it's also likely due in part to the fleeces from the Wool Auction looming on the horizon.

When I arrived home today, it was to a big ol' box of puffy, gorgeous coils from Sherri at Morro Fleece Works:
Cat added for scale.

It contained bag after bag of beautiful, squooshy, wool that apparently smells like sheep, 'cause it took Mr. Darcy all of about 2 seconds to go from sitting quietly next to the box to this:

And believe me when I say that the usual amount of hand clapping and "HEY!" had absolutely zero effect on either his purr or his enjoyment of the new wool.

So for comparison purposes, this became this:
3 lb. 14 oz of CVMxRomedale from Patti Sexton

And this became this:
2 lb 14 oz of CVM from Fredine Johansen

And I don't really recall, but did I show you the 1/2 fleece I split with Jasmin? Here it is:
CVM fleece from Patti Sexton

I know I said in the wool auction post that I'd wait to visit Terry Mendenhall until spring, but since it took 8 months to get the fleeces back (Sherri was wicked busy!), I think maybe next spring might be a better idea. It'll take me at least that long to spin up all of my bounty!

A couple of other things have been going on. I joined the Spunky Eclectic fiber club back at the end of January, so I've gotten 2 shipments of her club so far. The first offering was... well, let's just say I didn't like it. At all. In fact, I loathed it so much that I put it back in the box and promptly forgot all about it until I stumbled across the "trade me" thread on the Spunky Ravelry board. I found someone who wanted all 8 oz and we arranged a trade - of which I'm pretty certain I got the better end of the deal, but I'll let you be the judge.

I traded this:
Spunky Eclectic Feb. 09 Fiber Club: "New Day" Corriedale

For this:
4 oz. Spunky Eclectic BFL, "Rocky Mtn. High"

and this:
Spunky Eclectic BFL, "Neapolitan"

The March offering was 8 oz. of BFL as well, in "Myrtle," which is blue and red and green and brown. I'm not 100% sold on it, but I like it much better than my first club colorway. I'll give it another month, and then if I'm not thrilled I think I'll drop out. So far the only consistently awesome color-of-the-month club I've been in is the Black Bunny Fibers Club 2 (we're the second group). Carol puts a ton of thought into each mailing, and everyone gets their own colorway of the group fiber. For example, this last time around she sent us about 6 oz. of this a-MAZ-ing merino/bamboo, and this one is mine:

Stunning, isn't it? Every colorway that Carol has made for me is absolutely gorgeous. Someday I'll start spinning them up... /facepalm

Now, if you'll excuse me, Crown Mountain Farms is having their yearly Spring Sale, and I may just conveniently forget that I spent an entire post telling you about how much freakin' wool there is in my living room...


  1. Jasmin the fiber pusher IMd me today about the Crown Mountain sale - I totally caved.

  2. Dude, I totally need to start setting aside room for spinning stash, don't I?

  3. Amazing how easy it is to say "it's only 8 oz. of fiber; that's not very much"...about eleventy-billion times... Enjoy your spinning!

  4. Wow...lots of fibery goodness happening! The fleeces are beautiful!!!

  5. Crazy beautiful!!! Wow... I didn't remember you picking up so much cvm :) The romeldale I'm washing is so cool (solid cvm)-- can't wait to hear what you have to say about spinning it.

    CMF sale? Is it a code? (I don't see any info on their site).

  6. I got my portion of one of the brown fleeces I split with Coleen and Jasmin on Thursday. It's wonderful. I've loved seeing how all the fleeces we got at the auction have turned out.

    I thought Myrtle looked a bit blotchy when I got it, but I've liked the way it seems to be spinning up for those who have posted photos.