Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Wonderful Gift

 

A few weeks ago, I received the most wonderful gift.  I starting a thread on Ravelry asking spinners about their favorite fiber to work with.  Since I am purchasing most of my spinning fiber online, I wanted to get recommendations of reputable sources and not get stuck using the same fiber type over and over.   I met an amazing local spinner who put a bag of different fibers together so I could practice.  

I am completely blown away by this gift.  Not online is there unknown wool (the ? bag), but there is Merino, Rayon, Cotton, Alpaca, Dog (breed unknown but I'm guessing Samoyed), Llama and Montadale.  The spinner selected natural colors because she saw that I like to dye yarn.  I will never be able to thank her enough for her generosity!

I am so excited to expand my spinning skills.  I hope that I will be in a position someday where I can help other new spinners get started! 

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  1. Ravelry is just great. I am always amazed by the generosity of many members on there. I bet that spinning adventure is going to be so much fun!

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  2. I think it is very cool that someone gave you samoyed fiber. When I was a kid I used to save all the samoyed hair from my dog sheba, sometimes it had a green tint to it from rolling in the grass and other green bio sources,:} and my mom would trade these big almost white bags of fur for fresh from the cow milk. Thanks for bringing back some fond memories for me.

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    1. That is so cute! Indy (an American Eskimo) hasn't produced enough for me to spin with yet, but I cannot wait to try.

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