I purchased a lb of shetland fleece from Rhinebeck in 07 wanting to try my hand at my new hand carders. I was not real happy with the stuff. Fought with it lots. It was supposedly already cleaned. Ok?? hmmm. Well, it was not the greatest but I learned a lot from this experience. As I went along I learned to allow the fiber to card and spin the way it wanted to and stop fighting with it. I ended up with a semi-soft yarn. Worsted weight. It is ok - I will dye it, maybe a hat, who knows.