I have been processing this fleece from a sheep named Honey, who is taken care of by Susie, a coworker of my sister. Honey is a bit of a wild sheep. She roams this quiet neighborhood in Michigan and I am combing the bits of fleece Honey left behind that Susie gathered and kindly washed. There is a staple length of 6 inches after the weak tips break off. The staple is strong, too, as I can move the table as I draw the sliver through a diz.
The one disadvantage to combing is that though it gives a very nice fiber to spin, it creates a lot of waste. I started with just under 7 ounces of fiber and hope to have enough to make Susie a Habitat hat. I think cables would show up very nicely with this long, lustrous fiber. I appreciate the opportunity to put all that I have learned in my spinning classes to work and this project is perfect for my Alvin Ramer Super Mini combs.