I have 1lb and 15 ounces of this 50/50 Merino/Alpaca blend that I am listing on Ebay for $3.00 an ounce. For the next 3 days, I want to offer it to all of you who visit my blog for $2.00 an ounce plus shipping. I bought the Merino from Terry Mendenhall who spends her time making sure that those spinners who have seen the wool she raises cant live without her, and the alpaca was the Grand Champion Fleece at the NV State Fair last year. I sent it all off to Morro Fleece Works to have it pin drafted and Sheri does such beautiful work! This roving has a bit of vm in it, but it makes up for it in delectability! I also have some of the Merino that was left over after the blend, but sorry, as much as I love you all, I'm keeping that ;-)
The skein below was spun from this blend, and steam dyed at mine, Sharon's, and Mim's dye day I posted about. Check out that sheen!
If you are interested in buying any of the above pin-drafted roving, and you are a blog friend, email me privately with your name, how many ounces you'd like to buy, your blog address (if I dont already know it) and your PayPal email.
On to other wooly things! I ordered this tunis from a fellow tunis conservator in New Jersey, she raises her sheep with special attention to wool characteristics, and this girl tested out at 24 microns! This girls fleece will be mine for the next few years if I can help it.
The New Jersey Tunis breeder, Laurie, dropped the fleece of at the Ozark Carding Mill booth at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival in May. I have to admit I was a bit disapointed, I suppose I am spoiled by Shari, but the roving wasnt quite what I expected and I think I paid too much for it, after shipping it worked out to about $18.50/lb. But after spinning it, I feel a little better about it. I wont be selling it anyway though, it is going to Reno with me for the State Fair in August where tunis will be the 'sheep of the year' at the CSSW tent near the entrance.
I stayed out late last night with a friend, we had maybe just a little too much fun so I am maybe just a little tired today, will post again tomorrow when I have recovered, just a little.