when I looked into the porch today, I found a giant box in it - my fibre order arrived from germany today! it's always great fun to unpack stuff like that - you can delve into fibre bag after fibre bag - and think about all the lovely things you can do with it all! it was hard work to carry it all out into the sunshine to take pix of it!
the first batch shows a huge cone with sock wool for dyeing, some ramie, dye stuff - lanaset dyes, some cream of tartar, hemp top (the beige stuff on the right in the back) and some yarns, one kg in grey superwash wool and silk - a pre-drafted yarn. the other one is a two-ply in viscose/silk in white. I already bought a kg of this some time ago, but it's quite heavy and I was afraid I might not have enough for the project I have planned (a vest in a dark, inky blue).
the large roll on the right is a carded woollen fleece, which Gabi from Wollpoldi dyed and carded - and gave to me:)) it was inspired by the naturally dyed and knit-felted bag "Bertra Beach" I did some time ago and I am looking forward to spinning this - though I still have to figure out how exactly I'll do this to make the most of the colours.
this shows the second batch (it looks quite small on the photo, in reality the table was full to overflowing with fibre bags:)) - one kg of akita fibre (chiengora - the name fits, it's supersoft and more like angora). 1 kg of superwash merino, 2 kg of south american wool top, also 1 kg bourette silk, 1 kg silk bricks, some polyamide, 1 kg baby alpaca (supersoft!), 1 kg mohair top, 150 silk hankies...
some of it is planned for birthday or christmas presents, some of it is for myself - and some of it was ordered just because it's nice:))
all in all it's about 18 kg of fibres and dyes - enough to keep me occupied for the winter months. which is a bit of a joke, because there are still heaps of fibres of all kinds stashed away in my room! but I wanted to make the most of the postage - and if it's the same for a little over 10 or nearly 20 kg - no question what I'll do about this:))
I am one happy bunny now - I also received a packet full of "adult licquorice" from a friend, so I am well cared for on all accounts!:)) I forgot to take a picture of two stitch markers I received - but they'll keep till the next entry.