What did UPS bring us?

A big box arrived via UPS this morning and it bulged at the sides.  I was pretty sure I knew what it was, but seeing the return address confirmed it – Fleeces!!!

inbox

This are two Perendale/Cheviot cross fleeces that we are going to have processed and test spin.  But the first glance at it made me smile.

handful

Look at that  nice, white cut end.  Look at that soft crimp.  It feels springy.  It is strong.  The first handful had very little vegetation in it and no second cuts.  If the weather cooperates this weekend, I’ll pull them out of the shipping box and get them skirted and bagged up for a trip north for processing.  At that point, I’ll know more about them other that what my first glance hints to me.   I may have to wash a handful of it just to play with it because I’m not sure I can wait until this fall.  If this washes as white as I think it should, and spins as well as I think it should, then maybe I’ll let you know where it came from.

Or maybe I’ll just tell her to send me the rest of them. 

2 Responses

  1. Cindy in FL Says:

    Yippee! Nothing like fleece to sweeten the day! This looks like a great spin-I can just imagine the springy wool. Go ahead-sample a handful just for the joy of it!

  2. Leigh Says:

    Gosh, that would be like Christmas in April.

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