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Bullsheep Ultimate Sock Luxury Roving- Optim Merino, Black Diamond, and Rose Fiber, 4 oz

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Made in Jenison, Michigan

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I created this roving blend with one purpose in mind- to create a perfectly engineered roving for spinning into yarn to knit socks. I am extremely proud of the result of my endeavors- this roving is sinfully soft (it feels like a faux-cashmere!), spins like liquid gold, and would be perfect for spinning into a soft washable yarn for socks, mittens, hats, or scarves. Seriously, order this roving- I promise you won't regret it!

This listing is for a 4oz lot of custom blended luxury roving. The roving is a rich natural silver color with a gorgeous sheen, and takes dye beautifully (the optim merino soaks up the color readily, while the rose fiber and Black Diamond resists the dye to add subtle highlights and lowlights).

This roving is:
75% Optim merino
12.5% Black Diamond
12.5% Rose fiber

What does "optim" Merino mean? Optim merino is one of the newest (and hardest to find) luxury fibers on the market. Optim merino starts as a regular fine Merino product, and is then stretched until it achieves a fineness of between 12 and 14 microns. As a by-product of the stretching process, the wool also gains superwash qualities (without the typical chemically- intensive process of treating fibers with a plasticy coating). The resulting fiber is silky soft (often compared to angora), with a 2 inch staple length.

What is Black Diamond? Black Diamond is actually a trade term for carbonized bamboo, which is an eco-friendly cellulose fiber made from plant materials. The history of carbonized bamboo can be traced back to the late 1800s, when Thomas Edison used what may have been the first commercial carbon fiber product as the filament in his famous incandescent light bulb. The filament was made from bamboo slivers, which became became "carbonized" when heated under controlled conditions.

Carbonized bamboo has many unique properties in the fiber world. It has the impressive strength of traditional bamboo fiber, is resistant to ultra violet rays, and possesses unique anti-odor properties. Carbonized bamboo also adjusts well to both humidity and dryness, and is known for having a distinct matte gunmetal-grey appearance.

Why rose fiber? Rose fiber is another eco-friendly cellulose fiber made from recycled plant materials, which has a beautiful silk-like drape and sheen and antimicrobial properties. Rose fiber is incredibly strong, breathable, and actually helps to moisturize your skin as you wear it.

As a hobbyist knitter and spinner, I understand the time and love that goes into the creation of any hand-spun or hand-knit item, and I am a firm believer that every project deserves to be completed with a delightful, decadent, perfect fiber to do it justice. To further this quest for the perfect fiber and yarn for my own projects, I learned to dye and spin my own yarn and roving and am continuously experimenting with new techniques and materials.

I have done my best to portray colors accurately, but please be aware that all monitors display colors a little differently.

This fiber was blended in a smoke free and pet hair free home.


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I gladly accept custom orders and can accommodate most requests- please convo me if you have something unique and special in mind!

All items (especially spindles) are packaged well to avoid potential damage during shipping. Gift wrapping or gift packaging is available for a nominal fee upon request.

Due to the handmade nature of my products, I cannot guarantee an identical replacement for items that were damaged during shipping. If your order was damaged during shipping, please contact me within 14 days and I will work with you to return the item or exchange it. Unfortunately I cannot take responsibility for items that are mis-delivered or lost during shipping. I provide tracking numbers for all of my orders, and in the unfortunate instance that an item is mis-delivered or lost during shipping I will work with you and the carrier to attempt to locate the package.

As a seller, I am responsible for accurately documenting the items I post internationally for import and customs purposes. Please note that international customers may be responsible for paying VAT or customs duties not included in my prices or shipping charges prior to receiving the items they purchase.

I gladly accept custom orders and can accommodate most requests- please convo me if you have something unique and special in mind!

All items (especially spindles) are packaged well to avoid potential damage during shipping. Gift wrapping or gift packaging is available for a nominal fee upon request.

Due to the handmade nature of my products, I cannot guarantee an identical replacement for items that were damaged during shipping. If your order was damaged during shipping, please contact me within 14 days and I will work with you to return the item or exchange it. Unfortunately I cannot take responsibility for items that are mis-delivered or lost during shipping. I provide tracking numbers for all of my orders, and in the unfortunate instance that an item is mis-delivered or lost during shipping I will work with you and the carrier to attempt to locate the package.

As a seller, I am responsible for accurately documenting the items I post internationally for import and customs purposes. Please note that international customers may be responsible for paying VAT or customs duties not included in my prices or shipping charges prior to receiving the items they purchase.



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