Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Baa Baa Black Sheep - er Black Alpaca?

I have more than 3 bags full of wool - I have 4, or 5, possibly a couple more. These all need to be sent off to the wool mill for processing, because carding bothers my carpal tunnel to the point that I can't function.

THe question: Should I send them all off at once - or should I space it out? The bags are as follows:

White alpaca fleece, with a cormo fleece.

Black alpaca (suri) straight on 7 POUNDS of prime fleece)

The most beautiful caramel alpaca I've ever felt, with a CA Red fleece in with it.

A steel gray alpaca, with a gray CVM fleece that is sooooo soft.

And a border leicester fleece that's been hanging out on it's own.

Plus I may or may not have a shetland fleece in the mail. I am taking the 5th on that.

Now these are older fleece, all the wool has been washed, but it needs to be used. I just can't decide what to do. All or one? All or none? AUGH! I think I may send off the white, and the black to see how they turn out. I just don't know. I am great at most decisions but not ones involving fleece into roving evidently. Sigh.


  1. I vote to send off the two you are most eager to get your fingers into. Then you can send the others later.

  2. Can't help you with that problem. It is a problem I would like to have come up in my life at some point, though.