Back to hairy, trashy!
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
This bobbin was filled last night and the next one is about 1/4 full. This is a bag of Jacob wool that I have been spinning off and on for months. I have two large bags of "Here! I know you want this! You're a spinner!" I sent the bags off to be cleaned, carded and prepared to spin. I like the spinning part, not so much what comes before.
But with everything going on and such a gray winter/spring I stopped to spin something brighter and more cheery. I am now back to it and have decided that it will be a 4-ply, cabled yarn for a rug when it grows up. Now I am back to watching movies and spinning. Spinning while laundry is finishing up before hanging it out. Spinning when I have 15 minutes before the timer on the stove goes off for shortcakes baking.
Jacob sheep look weird. They are multi-colored and have anywhere from 2-6 horns. Look at this fine fellow.
If the shepherd is paying attention to managing their flock, Jacob wool can be underwear soft. But this wool comes from a pet flock situation. They were loved and taken care of but not working on having good wool when shearing time came around. Hence growing up to be a rug for this wool.