Also started test-spinning the Santa Cruz fleece that I've got combed out. I'm thinking this might not be State Fair entry material, at least not in its current state:
That's spinning from the tiny little locks, and as you can see from all the little brown flecks, it still has a lot of trash in it that I'm still having a heckuva time getting out. I'll borrow some carders and see if a good, brisk carding gets more out, and if spinning woolen works for this fiber. It's got such a tight crimp that spinning worsted from locks feels like spinning elastic!