Thursday, July 27, 2006

Fiber in the mail

You know its a great day when all that comes in the mail is FIBER, not bills! Yes today was a great mail day. The first box I opened had my fiber of the month from Spunky fibers This months offerings is a wonderful 2 oz of 100% tussah silk. The color way is called the new Black. I think I will spin this for a triangular scarf. However I will have to wait for a couple of things. First the temps to go down. Its really hard to spin silk when its over 100 degrees. And second I think I will wait until I get the fine whorl for my Schacht, which will be next month. My second package of fiber was some wonderful Irish linen that I purchase off of Ebay. I have never spun linen and really never thought I would, but its was such a good deal that I couldn't pass it up. $1.95 and ounce. I think I will spin this in a DK and make a couple of soap sacks for Christmas gifts. So I best get busy.

1 comment:

Joni said...

What a tease, to get that gorgeous hand-dyed fiber in the mail and have it be too hot to spin! I hope it cools down enough for you to work with it soon--I'd love to see what you do with it. :)