Wednesday 10 February 2010

Top notch fleece

I have been sorting some fleece today to be sent off for processing. I am almost out of current supplies of yarn so need to replenish the stocks.

It is all really good stuff, even if I do say so myself! It is mainly the fleeces that I had kept back for showing. All but one of the fleeces shown won rosettes so it was not surprising that I was pleased with it.

In addition I had kept back the fleeces of the three Aussie girls we have for sale. As all three girls have now grown plenty of fleece I am having this processed too. All three fleeces are fabulous in different ways so I am expecting some very nice yarn to come from these three.

I really enjoy working with the fleeces that our herd produce, it is amazing what can be done. As I am very careful only to use the best fleece for our Barnacre Knitwear range so it essential that we produce the best we can, hence we sourced the best herdsires we could to enhance the herd further.

As I make use of all our fleece in one way or another I am currently working on some new felting ideas. More on that another night.


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

I can't believe you've used all many kilos...did you have !...just as well, it won't be long till shearing ...I can't believe its only 4 months away !...Jayne

Debbie, Barnacre Alpacas said...

I have got through about 20kgs!

I am already thinking about who I am blending and doing individually this year :-)