I am mid way through my sweater from scratch and it has been an experience. It started with seeing and buying the most beautiful, very clean 5.2 pound corriedale fleece from Rupperts at my second MD Sheep and Wool Festival in 2009.
Isn't it beautiful! I scoured it next - not a little undertaking! Several washes in special soap, temperature controlled with no agitation (to prevent felting). Here is a little I combed:
Next dye - I decided I wanted a rich multifaceted red. I had some Greener Shades dye and did three batches of wool, kettle dyed. Results in the next post!