This week we played host to “Yarn Share” prep with Susan and Lauria to get out the latest yarn shares and The Shepherd and The Shearer shares.
This involved dyeing some yarn, packaging some yarn, and just a smidge of tagging yarn. And by “smidge” I mean something like 7,500.
Yup. We took turns stringing twine through product tags and tying them onto hanks of yarn to be packaged and shipped out.
Fortunately Maddie had a ready supply of friends willing to help out while Lauria got the dyeing and labeling of packages accomplished. It took nearly two weeks. But friends, let me tell you. Our hands felt divine after handling all that wool with its soothing lanolin still intact!
I even got to try my hand at dyeing yarn for the first time!
I didn’t dye any of the share yarn – I was waaaay too nervous I’d mess that up! But I had some farm yarn (Cormo/Mohair) kicking around that I threw in the pot.
Isn’t it gorgeous? It’s exactly what I was hoping for.
My friend Tanya threw two of my skeins into a batch of the cranberry dye as well, and it is AMAZING. But I don’t have any pictures of it at the moment. Sorry!
Our house was overrun with it!
There were times where every one of us was tempted to lose hope that it would ever get done and sent out, but thankfully we had some of the most hardworking and fun people on the job.
Now we are done and our Tibetan mountain range of wool has become a mere Catskills.
Time to relax, recoup, and get back to routine.
Thank you SO MUCH for all the hard work you and your family has done to help and contribute to both the regular cormo shares and the Shepherd & Shearer project! That green dye job looks incredible 🙂
That green yarn is GORGEOUS!
Damn fat fingers & small keys!
Thank you, Amy and Tanya and the Karasz girls & Paul & everyone involved in both the share yarn and S&S projects. Susie & Lauria, It’s been a crazy couple weeks, but without all y’all, nine if gnus would have been possible, and I, for one, am humbly grateful.
Thank you for opening up your house to host Susan, Lauria and all that yarn. You and your family are the most generous people I know for all you have done these past two weeks.
Those pictures tell it all! I’m overwhelmed just looking at it! Great job ladies! Marcia
Wow, what a project. I will be watching my mailbox. Can’t wait to feel it for myself.
That green!!!! Oh, totally love.
And also, echoing what has been said all over now, but you are a great friend, and all of you are a great team. You are all awesome!
I just can’t get over the vision of that much yarn in one room! I’m sort of hyperventilating a little just looking at the pictures.
What color of dye did you use to get the beautiful shade of green?
Sue – I think it was called “Avocado”.