And I hate to tell you, but it is mostly garbage.
These bags were fairly heavy, 25-30 lbs each. This was all I was able to salvage.
A few weeks ago my daughter texted me while we were out of town to ask if I wanted some wool from a co-worker's kids' 4-H sheep. She said it would be free since the people were just going to take it to the dump. I texted back that you usually get what you pay for, but I would look at it.
But later Celia told me there was black lamb fleece. I went nuts over that, so she called them right up and told them I wanted it. I picked it up last night.
I have sent Celia an email with some suggestions for her to forward to the sheep owners, such as "please sweep out the shearing area before you start" and some instructions on how to bundle the fleece. They had just stuffed this into the bags since they thought it was going to the dump, and the fleece was all strung out so you couldn't tell what was what.
Anyway, about 75 lbs of wool is in my trash because it was so full of straw, hay, poop, bent needles on syringes, and metal trash that I couldn't do anything with it. The other 5 lbs. are in my tub.
Now here's another topic entirely. Have you seen Ute's blog, Immer Wieder Socken? You don't need to read German to appreciate this blog. Just go there and look at the pictures. This woman has knitted