Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thank You Alice!!

One of my dear friends, Alice, runs her own sheep farm in Virginia. She also spoils me beyond belief. I would say a good half of my spinning stash is in large thanks, to Alice (and her beautiful sheep)!

Yesterday, Kevin walked in the door with a huge box with my name on it, and wouldn't you know it - it was stuffed to the gills with amazing goodies!

First up, a bundle of Shetland roving that just looks so squishy and fun to spin! I can't wait to see what it will become on the spinning wheel!!

Next up, a virtual ton (ok about a lb and a half) of Superwash BFL roving. *SWOOOON*!!!

That's not all my friends... no no. Alice also dehaired cashmere by HAND and sent some to me to spin with. It is so incredibly soft that I just want to squish it to my face and never let go.

As if that wasn't enough, she included a bag absolutely full of silk hankies. I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to spin these up. I will be spinning these on the spindle so that I can spin them lace-thin. I am so excited to make these into some gorgeous yarn.

She sent a huge bundle of really nice dyes and dye solution so that I can turn these gorgeous fibers into colorful creations of my own. Up to now I'd been mostly using Kool-Aid and frosting coloring. It will be a lot of fun to play with more professional dyes!!

Spoiled, right? I totally know. But she didn't stop there. She sent me 2 skeins of this GORGEOUS Mirasol Miski in a delicious lavender color. It is 100% baby lama and is softer than clouds, I swear.

And because CLEARLY that wasn't enough to make me feel like the luckiest lady alive, she sent me 4 skeins of Sublime Cashmere/Merino/Silk.

To say the least I am THRILLED and surprised and so excited to try out everything, and get to creating. To say that I am honored and blessed to call Alice my friend is an understatement. Random wooly packages aside, Alice is one of the sweetest and most genuine people I have ever met and consider myself lucky to know her.

Alice, I hope you know how much you're loved. Thank you for this very sweet gift, my friend!


  1. Oh wow that's amazing! THe merino/cashmere is in such a lovely color!

  2. Wow! What a beautiful gift. The sublime yarn is a gorgeous colour and I can't wait to see what you spin x

  3. Holy Macaroni, Batman! You were definitely spoiled, yet well deserved! Enjoy!

  4. oooooh!

    I love Mirasol Miski, I made myself a mini-scarf from it, and it really is the softest thing I've ever known!

  5. OK I'm drooling on my keyboard! BFL?!?! Silk hankies! A godsend to say the least!