I took a break from the Bluefaced Leicester and pulled out something else from my fiber stash to try. This is Wensleydale. Wensleydale sheep have a blue-grey face and have long, fine, and lustrous curly fleece. The sheep appear covered with long ringlets of yarn. The staple length of the fiber is usually about 8-12 inches.
Take a quick look at what the fiber looked like when it came to me. You can still see the waves from the curls. I'm not sure if you can truly see the shine and luster the fiber had, but it was beautiful. A little of the luster seems to be gone after spinning the yarn, and I'm not sure why.
This was nice to spin up actually. It was beautifully dyed and well prepared so drafting the fiber was easy. The yarn is nice but a little rough and scratchy. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet. I'm just enjoying the colors for now.
Brand: Geddesburg Handspun Yarn
Content: 100% Wensleydale
Fiber Source: Hello Yarn
Skein Weight: 4 ounces
Skein Length: 216 yards
Spinning Ratio: 10 to 1
Plying Ratio: 9 to 1
Other Details: 2-ply, hand wash