I Love the Smell of Orvis in the Morning

For those who don't enjoy wool like I do, a little explanation. "Orvis" is a soap used to wash sheep, or sheep's clothing. I use it to wash my raw wool and it has a nice smell, and reminds me of wonderful times with my hands in a good fleece.

Last week, my friend Cyndi and I tackled some of the alpaca fleece she had been stockpiling. We washed some really beautiful stuff. It's so fun to hang out at Cyndi's, with her alpacas humming, and chickens scratching, and the horses wandering around like overgrown hounddogs. We enjoyed a gorgeous day in the 70's with a nice breeze--perfect for washing fiber. The photo shows some of the fleece drying in the sun, in a rainbow of alpaca colors.


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