This weekend I dyed a batch of Leicester Longwool that I'd had a while... the fiber looks marvelous!
This afternoon I tried spinning this long stuff! And I mean it is long... the shortest lengths are at least 6" long... and some are evenlonger. It wants to be spun finely... it will not go thick at all. It was so hard to spin that I tried making a rolag and that was a little bit better, but still difficult... So I just finished carding the whole pile... well it's only 10 oz. and fits into a gallon zip lock baggie...Here is the first part of the spinning I did today... this will be a very slow process.
I have heard that about aging animals. I'm not sure the age on the fleece I had. One was supposedly from a baby, the other from an award winning champion. So???? I'm just glad she is so happy with it.
The class - oh my goodness! I plan to do a blog on it so I can show what we did. Loved it!!! You must go to the one near you.
I'm working on it... it isn't until October... so I have some time...
Oh I hope you'll get to go!
I do too!
A hug? A hug is all you got after all you did and all the angst she put you through.
Cheryl, That is called "priceless."
Oh, sorry, Wendy! You are priceless!
No, I was paid too. :o) But her pure joy at the finished product was very, very satisfying. I do not know this woman very well, so for her to give me a hug meant a great deal to me. The yarn shop gave her my name. We both go to knit night, but it is a big group, and I don't know everyone.
She was a delight to work with too. Very accomodating. She had somewhat of an idea what she wanted, but was very flexible. I'd take in pictures to show her the progress, which she seemed to enjoy hearing about, and I think she enjoyed learning about the steps involved with getting raw fibers into a finished yarn. Most importantly, when my life was on a rollercoaster ride during the time my SIL was in MICU, she said not to worry about it, she understood, and when it got done, it got done. I'd definitely spin for her again.
Ah, customers like that ARE priceless! Good for you!
I know the hug was priceless, too!