Oh My..August 15, 2007 at 6:12 pm | Posted in General Knitting | 4 Comments
My Grandma recently went on a Weaving Excursion Vacation thingie in New Hampshire (I think that’s where she went…) and she told me that she brought me home some Fur from a couple of Goats that she met. Sweet!
Holy Guacamole, that is a lot of Fluff. Grandma told me that the goats names are Gilda, Phyllis, Thunder, and Kabob, and I think she said they where mohair goats? I took a picture of it next to my cat, so you could compare sizes, and my Cat is pretty Average sized, I would say.
I did my best to weight it, and I think it may be about 3 pounds? My weighing method may not have been to accurate. But, it’s a lot.
The only problem is, I don’t know what to do with it. When I spin, I like to spin from Roving. Nice, long, pre-carded strips of fluff. But this goat fluff isn’t in roving form, its… what do they call it? I dunno, but I like spinning from Roving. Anyone out there know how to card this fluff into roving, or whatever you do? Anyone want to card it for me, I’ll give you half! OR anyone wanna swap something with me for all this fluff? Anyone? It’s really nice stuff, super soft, I’d just like to be able to use it!