Saturday, February 07, 2009

We Got It Done

Recently a neighbor donated a vast quantity of processed roving to our guild. She has raised a variety of fiber animals including Cormo, Romeldale and a couple of alpaca, but chronic carpal tunnel syndrome has prohibited spinning and knitting. She and I serve on one of our association committees, and at the last meeting, Nancy brought so many bags of fiber that she filled poor Eleanor up to the gunwales. I opened a couple of the bags and was simply overwhelmed.
I called Amy and told her the situation and prevailed on her to come out so we could go through all of this together. We went through all five bags, evaluated and weighed everything. Her librarian skills went to work recording fibers, weights and processing. I weighed, she wrote.
As you can see, she has a very capable assistant. I don't know what we would have done without him. He inspected most of the bags and appeared to give his approval. Our guild meeting is next week and we'll try to establish a time for the sale that will be good for our members and our guild. This is especially important to me since it's all at my house right now. It's a heap o' fiber.

10 comments:

Robin said...

What a great amount of loot for everyone to see / buy / pet / etc.!

Sara said...

I could have saved you a *lot* of time: just send it to me!

What fiber fun :)

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I would ask if your fundraiser will be made widely available to anyone interested, but I have no business asking and not enough time to spin what I already have on hand!

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Is it on the 14th or the 21st? I want to come!

bspinner said...

What a wonderful neighbor and a fortunate guild! Have fun!

Birdsong said...

Wow! Our guild's sales and raffles will be nothing in comparison... what a lot of fun. Nice photos of Amy, too.

MiniKat said...

That is a lot of "fuzz" as my spinner friends here would say. What a lovely neighbor to have. :-)

Laura said...

Remember that the Romeldales are really crosses - mostly romeldale, but some romney. Not to be stinky, but since I have the real thing, it's an important distinction. That said, I've seen some of the fleeces she got long ago, and they are really nice. So can you hold some until Memorial day? I'll bring the truck...

Kathy said...

I sure wish I lived closer to you all! I have CT as well - had surgery on both hands but both had permanent nerve damage. Please encourage your friend to try spinning after a rest from it. I thought I would have to quit, but one winter, as I was bitching about the hands, I remembered what a doctor told my mother - who had very crippling RA. If you don't use them, you'll lose all the ability TO use them. I may not be as good as I was, but I have found that gentle spinning has kept my hands going...but I have to qualify that with not doing too much in one sitting. Have her use a kitchen timer to remind her to quit after a certain block of time. She can add more minutes each day until she's up to speed again. Bless her heart.

vlb5757 said...

Wow. What a generous gesture and boy it looks like lots of fun too. I have more than several piles of roving to spin but I am in the throws of knitting one sock a month via Ravelry so I don't think about spinning much lately. I really need to get on the ball!