Cotswold Locks Sampled
Another mini-skein to go in the Natural Wools Blanket pile! Another sample that Tania sent me from her Rhinebeck stash.
Dark gray to brown to ember gray Cotswold locks. These locks were in MUCH better shape than the last Cotswold I tried. These were actually FUN to spin, unlike the last batch! I simply Flick carded the ends and spun.
You can easily see that this wool is of the longwool variety, more like hair than a traditional wool. Shiny and silky, not fuzzy and sproingy. I've found that with the long luster wools, bad condition of the fleece leads to lots of frustration in spinning. More so than with the "regular" wools. I think I wouldn't buy un-combed luster wool fiber without seeing it first.
So, just a small sample skein. Little and soft. In the pile for the blanket. (I think I only have about 6 or so more wools to sample before I can design and knit!)