Today I start the daunting task of washing 6 pounds of Blue Face Leicester fleece lock by lock. I've decided that even though it's a greasy fleece I'm only going to wash it, instead of scouring it. But maybe, just maybe I'll change my mind and scour it anyway. I just know that it will take a good long time to dip each of those locks 4 times. Spinning a slightly greasy fleece isn't all that bad. Once upon a time I wondered why on earth anyone would even touch a greasy fleece. Now it's something I enjoy! It's fun to see the pieces of the sheep, to be able to lay out a dirty fleece and identify the parts, sort them and spin them into just the right yarn. Okay, so I can't quite spin just the right yarn yet, I'm not there in my learning, but that's the whole point of becoming a Master Spinner.
Anywho, wish me luck because the washing isn't my favorite part, but it's something that must be done!