(alternate post title: November is Longwool-ember)
Look how shiny:
The brown is a Wensleydale roving and the gray is my Lincoln Longwool fleece. Longwools are awesome - they have big scales which reflect light and make the wool shiny. They are also a little bit more coarse. They aren't soft enough for baby sweaters, but so far, these seem wearable.
The Lincoln starts out like this:
Then, I flick it with a very specific wool tool - a dog brush:
When it looks like this, I spin it:
November is also for anniversaries. Bill and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary last week. This photo is for my mom...she sent these flowers to me at work and I wanted to let her see how pretty they are. They still look lovely 10 days later:
Thanks, Mom! Happy Longwoolember, everyone!