February 24, 2009

Not Cleaning Fleece…yet

Posted in Journal tagged , , , , , , , at 10:41 pm by Jenn

I still have this 4 plus pounds of fleece that needs to be cleaned.  I have started to do it a few times, but each time I open the bag and try to select a piece to start with the task just becomes too daunting. 

I hope to clean at least some tomorrow.  I plan to borrow Max’s comb since wool combs are 100 manat!  That’s right, an antique chisalka (wool comb in Russian) one that I’ll have to fix before I actually use, 100 manat!  I can get a brand spankin’ new one on ebay for $19.99, but that would take 3 weeks to get here and I want to get this stuff cleaned and stored before then, so Max’s comb it is.  Sorry buddy, I promise I’ll boil it before I brush you this weekend.

Since I haven’t been cleaning fleece, I’ve  been reading about cleaning fleece.  Reading everything I can find on getting the job done.  The Yarn Harlot, never disappoints.  Read about her adventures with fleece here

My fleece is already washed it just needs to be picked through.  Who knew that sheep could be so filthy?  GROSS!  I will most definitely be wearing gloves for this process, and just to make myself feel better I’ll be washing it again after I pick through it just to give it a nice lemon fresh wool smell. 

I wish I knew what kind of wool it was, not that it makes much difference.  I think I’ve decided I’m going to make myself a felted carpet.  That is my first instinct….Bakuvian wool, carpet….hmm.  Yeah, carpet….unless of course the wool totally thrills me and I find myself just having to knit this poo filled wool up into something that I put against my skin….doubtful given that I’ll have picked through enough poo by then that I won’t even want to put the rug I make on my floor!  LOL.  Isn’t fleece fun.  I haven’t even started yet and I’m already grossed out!  HA!

I have another paper due on March 2 so I’m sure that fleece will be clean by then!  : )  By the way, I got an A on that first paper.  YAY for me.

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3 Comments »

  1. Jen D said,

    So how much you think you paid for all the poo? LOL! Congratulations on your first paper girl 😉

    I should have weighed the stuffed I cleaned pre cleaning….when I finished I had only 3.2 ounces! I KNOW I picked off at least 3 ounces of crap! LOL…

  2. Mom said,

    Congrats on your paper. Sure glad you purchased washed wool!

    Thanks, and ME TOO!

  3. Clare said,

    congrats!!!

    Thanks!


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