Saturday, September 1, 2012

unexpected delivery

Remember those fleeces I dropped off in the beginning of May, at Ozark Carding Mill? I am working like crazy with the ones that came back at fair time, making items to sell at the NJ Sheep & Fiber Festival next weekend. Of course, if I had looked in the box when it first came, I wouldn't be in such a time crunch. Then again, it would be completely out of character for me to do something in a timely manner.

The other fleece that I dropped off was sent to a different mill, after she made it into roving, to be spun into fiber. This was the first time taking this plunge. The process is expensive, and I have heard enough horror stories of getting back unusable yarn that it caused me to think more than twice about doing it.

The owner of Ozark told me that it would take 8 months for the yarn to be finished. I didn't figure I would see it before Christmas. So imagine my surprise when this showed up on the doorstep.

The yarn, that is, not the kid. Thirty-one skeins of fingering weight, 100% Coopworth, natural grey yarn.

Now to get it all priced and ready for next weekend—but I am very excited to have yarn from our flock to sell in the booth.