What’s in this box? Hint: it ain’t a computer. The box is slightly beat up after a long and convoluted journey through several states and then up here.
It was a whopping 27 (actually I think it was a bit more than that!) pounds of SOLID MERINO ROVING. Holy multiple sheep, batman. 7″ dpns for scale.
I got so excited that I started winding off balls of it and forgot to watch my show (Weeds). D’oh. But…the WOOL!
Each of those balls is a pound! You can’t really see in the last picture there, but there are three bags – the top two are both 5 pounds each, then bottom one 2 pounds (for splitting with people). After winding off 16 pounds, what’s left is for my friend Denny and I:
About 8 pounds each! Whew!
The wool is very nice, it’s super soft, silky and quite fine. I can’t wait to get dyeing, or even just spinning it up white – I think that’s what I’m going to do for a sweater’s worth of yarn, and then either dye the yarn or maybe just leave it natural.