It's scary how much fleece I have to card. It took me about 9 hours to pick about 80% of it. Then today I carded about 20% of it which took about 4 hours. It still had lots of VM in it even after skirting, washing, dyeing, and carding. I did just enough today so I had something to spin this weekend. I can't wait to see how it spins up and I hope my self striping idea works out.