Tuesday, September 12, 2006

It Came



Well, it came, my BFL, using just the intials as I can't spell it out. It is even better than I thought it would be. I was also pleased with the lady I bought it from. She is in U.K. I ordered it off of Ebay.

Now I am just waiting from my Gotland, which I am also getting about seven oz of. And just to let you know I did not order the Gotland, cause it was the wool they used to make the Elves capes in Lord of the Rings, or the fact that Legolas was wearing it either. I just wanted to try out new and different wool types. (And if you buy that, I also have a brigde in San Fransico for sale as well.)

I also just order some Black Wensleydale Curl. Have no idea what it is, but it is black and I can't wait to try it. This I am getting about 8 oz of, all have been washed and I just need to card it.

The thing about the BFL is I thought it would be white, but in fact is kind of a cream color. Makes me wonder how much wool is really a white color, or has to be bleached or dyed white?

2 comments:

Lisa said...

Maryann,
Some wool is whiter than others. It depends on fiber structure, breed, luster, and genetics. Merino is supposed to be the whitest.

I live in Riverside and have wool coming out my..... closets. Including many whole and partial fleeces of different types. What else do you have on your list? I have been following your Gotland saga with interest as I ordered a kilo of fleece from Stansborough fibers last year and have been neglecting it (I planned on a sweater, but the more I play with it the more I think I should weave with it).

How long have you been spinning?
Lisa J

MaryAnn said...

I have only been spinning for about six month or so now. So I am still kind of new to all of it. So I am trying out all kinds of stuff. I just got some Black Wensleydale Curl, and I just ordered some Cotswold. So I guess I am still at that experimenting stage.

Plus I still have no idea what I am going to make with it all, lol.

MaryAnn