Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Juniper Moon Share

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!

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