Friday, August 10, 2007

She's Got Wooool, And She Knows How To Use It!!!

Well............ she does have wool!!!! Man I have scored and I have scored big time!!!! When we went to David's family reunion back in July, I found out that his cousin and her husband, amongst other things, operate an alpaca farm for the owners, Catalpa Creek Alpacas. You can see the little fellers this fiber came from on their site as well. The animals are: Coco, Amarosa, Mary and Pandora. :) She doesn't knit or spin but they go to the shows and all and have friends that knit and spin. How can you be around all that luscious fiber and not knit or spin? I don't know. There are some things in this complicated world I guess I will never understand. Another question for God when I talk to him face to face.

Anyways, once they found out that I knit and spin they took my address and said they'd send me some of their recently sheered fleece. I figured a gallon zip-lock bag or so. Yesterday the UPS man sauntered up to my front door with a huge box, left it on my door stop and skedaddled. I recognized the name on the box but I had no idea they would send this much fiber. They sent me this:
4 1/2 lbs of the Dark Brown - Coco
4 1/2 lbs of the Tri-Colored - Pandora
3 + lbs of the Black - Amarosa

4 1/2 lbs of the Cream - Mary

I'm preparing these babies for a trip to the processors. Isn't that unbelievable? I'm totally freaked!!!!


Anonymous said...

WOW! You scored big time!!! Alpaca is so lucious and soft, enjoy it!

Joanne said...

Oh, Peggy, it's gorgeous! I just realized that you have a tri-color fleece. If you want the processor to card those colors separately, you'll need to say so and separate it out before sending it. If you don't do that, you'll end up with a heathered gray (probably) as it will all be carded together!

Holly said...

Ooooo-boy, they did you right! Where're you sending it?

Traci said...

You hit the mother lode! What a great gift!!! Enjoy spinning. I had a tri colored llama fleece that is a beautiful grey. It was too mixed to separate before processing. I sent mine to Ohio Valley mills and they did such a nice job. All I have to do is barely predraft it.