I had some corriedale locks that were from a swap with Kara. I was fortunate that they were already scoured and came to me fluffy and lovely. The best part was they still had a bit of grease on them and I loved the smell.
After my experience with the Icelandic fiber it was a joy to work with some fiber that spun up so nice nicely. After flick carding the locks I formed some lovely rolags:
Every time I make rolags I think how I want to go to Rollag, MN and make rolags.
I read that Corriedale yarn expands after it’s washed, so I spun it up as thin as I could. I ended up with 112 yards of nice soft, spongy yarn.
Definitely a pleasant experience and I wouldn’t hesitate to spin up some Corriedale again.
As I was working with the Corriedale fiber I took the waste fiber and put it in an old nylon sock. I tied off the opening of the sock and threw it in the washer the next time I had a hot water wash. After a few trips through the dryer I ended up with a nice wool ball. Thanks to Kara for the idea! I guess you can throw these things in the dryer and it helps your clothes dry faster. I’ve been using this one as a strength builder for my hands. A few good squeezes and it helps stretch out my stiff and sore joints.
Today I’m working on project involving some Gotland and Shetland fiber and I can’t wait to see how it turns out.