But we love her anyway.
I decided it was about time I did some fleece-washing. I'm currently plying this pretty stuff (after seemingly endless spinning of froggy singles) and I'll soon be ready for a big spinning project.
But oh, my...
Here's some fleece, soaking in soapy hot water:
Pulling the fleece back, you can see that the water is almost as dark as the wool.
Multiple rinses were called for. Multiple.
I tried to get a shot of the unwashed fleece itself, but all the pictures came out like this:
So after a little monkeying with the color saturation and the brightness, I've got this picture which is a little more true to color, though still missing most of the black.
I can't wait to see what I get when I start carding and spinning.
First, of course, I have to patiently wait for the drying...