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350 yards of two ply dk weight or so Jacob wool. I took this from raw wool to here. I think it will grow up to be a sweater for my toddler. And this isnt even the whole fleece so there will be about 700 yards when I’m done. I adore how it turned out. It’s not the softest in the world but it is airy because it was spun long draw so it is nice and squishy. It will be crazy warm!

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My sheep and wool loot. Not much to spin but it’s something. The brown is 8 ounces of Shetland wool to spin, hopefully to make my daughter a sweater. And fake cashmere because that sounds interesting. Try new stuff and all.

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Today I went to a friend’s house to see her sheep get hair cuts. Look naked sheep! These are Border Leicester sheep, like from Babe. And all I could think the whole time was Bah Ram Ewe! This shearer is amazing, and fast! The fleece we washed was blindingly white and gorgeous soft. It looks like someone killed a polar bear with the fleece all spread out.

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