Last week my CSA yarn share from Juniper Moon Farms arrived, to my great delight:
The yarn is spun from the wool sheared from JM's sheep but is otherwise unprocessed, which means it needs a bath (as recommended by JM I use Dawn dishwashing soap):
Once it's soaked clean I finish with a vinegar rinse:
Then lay the skeins out on the porch to dry in the fresh air:
Seems like a lot of work, but this is marvelous wool, and the skeins turn out beautifully clean and fluffy:
From there I wind each one into a ball for easier handling:
All done with that. Now all I have to do is decide which pattern to use for this year's share!