I was buying eggs from a local farmer recently and learned that she kept sheep and had yarn for sale. I bought 4 skeins of shetland wool from her, 200 yards each black/brown and brown. They are lovely and soft and the spinning is very interesting and textured.
My question is this,…as I was winding my first ball I pulled about a bale of hay out of the hank! OK, not a bale but it was A LOT of hay that was woven directly into the fiber. Some of it caught on my hands when I was winding so that was easy to pull out (big pieces) but the rest I kind of gave up on because it was really wound in the yarn tightly. Is this normal for handspun wool? It was kinda expensive and I’m not thrilled that there is so much in there. I really like supporting local businesses though so if this is the norm for a handspun shetland then I will live with it. If not, I will look elsewhere next time when I need yarn.
Thanks for your input!