Now that my beautiful clean lamb fleeces are nice and dry (only took a couple of days) I’m starting to comb and spin them into yarn. Here is my current high tech method: A cheap dog comb purchased at my local supermarket. I’ve been separating the locks, then holding one end while I comb out the other with the wider tines, then turning it around to comb the other end, then repeating with the smaller tines, until all the VM has been combed out and the locks are nice and fluffy and straight and tangle-free.
And here are my first mini test skeins, spun worsted, somewhere between DK and Worsted weight (kind of my default spin):
They are very light and lofty and soft and springy, even spun worsted. I love the color variation in the brown one from what I assume are sun-bleached ends:
The white one seems to be finer and a little softer:
And here is the beginning of my first little project with these yarns. They are very enjoyable to crochet, even with a tight gauge. Of course I had to turn the lamb fleece back into a lamb:
I’ve been looking for an excuse to make one of these adorable lalylala dolls: http://www.lalylala.com/?port=crochet-pattern-lupo-the-lamb and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to play with these two fleeces together.