I learned this descriptive phrase while reading the memoir 'Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep, and Enough Wool to Save the Planet' by Catherine Friend. (you don't have to be a fiber freak to read, enjoy and laugh out loud at this book!)
I was recently gifted with a bag of American Bison 'fluff'. Being a granddaughter to a woman who raised two kids and a husband extremely frugally during the depression era, and the only daughter of that frugal grandmother raising me to be equally frugal, it comes as no great surprise that I will say yes to pretty much anything free...and I love trying out exotic fibers anyway!
The reason bison/buffalo fluff is so expensive? Woman hours I would think, sheer number of woman hours to clean it.
Then I spun some super soft Shetland and sat down to attempt my first 2 ply...
Uneven, thick and thin, truly a beginner spun skein- but I am ecstatic! That is what makes me a fiber freak!