Rapunzel – Prince Charming – Cinderella
My Aunt in Buffalo has a farm with animals. She does hayrides in the fall and lots of educational school field trips throughout the year. Her kids do chores like feed the pigs and water the rabbits and all manner of typical farm stuff. I love that. Someday I want a farm.
It is always fun to visit because we get to see all the animals and have pony rides, I mean, miniature horse rides and feed the ducks and collect the eggs.
Okay, the real reason that it is fun to visit the farm is because my Aunt is a fiber person. She spins, she dyes wool, she quilts, she knits. Her specialty, I think, is needle felting. She once taught me how to needle felt and sent me home with a large bag filled with bits of fiber from all her sheep, goats and bunnies.
My Aunt has been waiting for me to visit so she could give me some yarn. I haven’t been back to Buffalo in a while (and it’s been even longer since I’ve been to her farm), so she finally just sent it down here with my Mom. A mystery hank arrived on Thursday:
There was no lable so I emailed her immediately to find out more about this mystery yarn. My guess was that it was mohair and I thought she spun and dyed it herself. Here is part of the email that she sent back:
Glad you like the yarn. It is 70% Mohair (grown by Rapunzel and Prince Charming) and 30% Romney (thanks to Cinderella). It is a 3 ply DK (double knit). The mill that spun it for me said it would be great for sox among other things. So see what you can create! It should weigh about 4 0z. and be about 220+ yards. Have fun!
Isn’t that awesome? Rapunzel, Prince Charming and Cinderella! So she didn’t spin it, but she dyed it! I can’t wait to swatch it up. I could make her a shawl. Or make something for ME!
Or I might just let it sit around for a while so I can look at it. Or maybe I’ll wind it into a ball with my new ball winder that I’m buying for myself for Mother’s Day (Happy Mother’s Day moms!). I must get up to Buffalo for a visit, for perhaps it would mean I’d get more fibery gifts – and of course it would be fun to visit my peeps. :0)