I found out that one of the summer students working in our lab grew up on a sheep farm. She was going home one weekend, so I asked her if they had any black, grey or other colored wool that I could buy. She brought me back an entire garbage bag full of black and grey wool (for free!)!
Here it is before any washing.
Here are some clean, carded rolags ready for spinning. The white is from my other fleece that my dad got me, and the lightest grey is a blend of the white and the lightest grey. The other 3 shades of grey and black are all from this fleece.
I spun the different colored rolags in the order they were in the picture and then plied it back on itself to make this skein that goes from black all the way to white.
This one was actually my first skein of spun yarn from the black and grey fleece.
And, here is a coffee cozy knit from the first skein. This might have to go to the summer student as a thank you for the wool. I can't wait to make something from the other skein. I've carded a lot more of this wool in preparation for my new spinning wheel, so there might be enough for a scarf or something when I am done!