Friday, April 11, 2008

Delicious Fibers

I'm not sure what all contributed to it, but this years fleeces are some of the best I have ever raised...and I don't just mean the lamb fleeces, but my adults as well. It is all dense and plush and soft, and also plenty of length.

Two of my favorites this year, Dahlia (now nicknamed Della) and Desiree (Desi). I have been skirting these fleeces and just can't keep my hands off them!


This is Della's fleece. I kept thinking of cherry cola while I was handling it for the rich colors running through it. Here is a closer sample of a few locks:


How about that length? You might notice a band of color running through these locks,and my heart sank when I saw would usually signal a weak spot or break in the fleece. But not in this case, it is strong to the tip! Woo-hoo!!! I have a sample washed up, now just need to spin it. Della is a daughter of Abby, and so a granddaughter of old Hannah Verlee.

Here is Desi's fiber:


Desi is Ainsley's daughter. I could only think of black raspberries while I was handling this fleece....raspberries sparkling with morning dew ;)

These fleeces both are destined for new homes, but you can believe I saved back a few handfuls for myself to enjoy!

For tomorrow, how about some photos of silver and grey fleeces?


Chrispy said...

Oh to play with such dark fleeces. I always swooned when i saw the bags of dark fleece.

Of course I have not spun since my favorite spindle broke so that is also a bit of a problem for spinning.

Cary at Serenity Farms said...

Well, Chrispy, if you let me know when you are ready to spindle again I would be happy to get a sample of a nice dark fleece in your hands! Just go to my website, the link is here on the blog, and follow the contact info!

I admit to having a hard time keeping my hands out of these particular fleeces ;) Hugs, Cary

Carissa said...

Those look just lovely, Cary! I'm so glad that you were blessed with such wonderful fleeces this year!

Theresa said...

Oh, these are gorgeous fleeces! That is really long staple length too! Can't wait to see what else you are posting!

Lona said...

Wonderful! Lucky you (and lucky buyer)...

Val said...

Those fibre do look delicious! Your rovings "Chocolate Truffle" arrived in the mail. It is gorgeous Cary. Even more delightful than I had imagined (I love the soft hint of silver in it), I have a weakness for anything that has complex natural colors. Your sheep bless you with their lovely fleeces. Thanks again for the opportunity to try something new - the little bag of Pygora beckons me to the wheel, but it's lambing time and the rovings must wait!