I just listed an alpaca-design zippered tote on my etsy page–wondering if people would like larger bags, rather than just the little drawstring pouches.
I also have some other styles of bags I’ll be trying out AND some TINY little drawstring pouches to dye–coming soon!
I have been spindle spinning while I make visits to the library and other things with children who are on summer vacation. Right now I’m spinning a sample from the May Phat Fiber Box from Infinity Yarn & Fiber. There is a blog, too. The roving/top? is pretty yellows and very soft merino/mohair blend. I made that spindle myself with sculpey clay and I LOVE it.
Speaking of mohair. I spun some kid mohair that I got over a year ago and I LOVED it (it was from Cunnington Farms and was donated by Desert Thread). There was a lady on Spindlers who was selling 4H fleeces and I bought some angora goat from her (as well as a little “unidentified wool” and she sent two little packets of angora bunny, too). Unfortunately, the mohair/angora goat was INCREDIBLY MATTED. Ugh. Apparently this has been a big problem this year. Anyhow, I have attacked the least-bad of it with my dog brushes that are supposed to be good for mats and had a little luck. I’m afraid it is going to be too much work to do too much of it (some of it is worse), but I hope to salvage some.
AND, yesterday I helped the Junior Battle of the Books kids tie-dye t-shirts for about 3 hours. I was pooped! Christopher dyed his own shirt and then SO NICELY played and read at the library while he waited for me! 🙂